16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 day
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Pinnacle
— 1 night

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip app.

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Botanical Building and Lily Pond ©
Botanical Building and Lily Pond

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 2nd (Mon), cruise along Geology Tour Road, then explore the striking landscape at Wonderland of Rocks, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 101°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Eureka Peak ©
Eureka Peak

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim day trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Anaheim in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in August, expect Anaheim to be a bit cooler, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 76°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): cruise along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then get interesting insight from Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Congress Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

Plan trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway and then take a pleasant ride with Furnace Creek Stables.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get impressive views of Lassen Peak , then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bumpass Hell, and then get impressive views of Sulphur Works.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lassen Volcanic National Park road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Lassen Volcanic National Park are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are much warmer (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell
Lassen Peak ©
Lassen Peak
Sulphur Works ©
Sulphur Works

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Redwood National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website.

You can fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 14th (Sat), do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, then get a bird's-eye view with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, and finally learn about winemaking at MacLaren.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in St. Helena hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Robert Biale Vineyards ©
Robert Biale Vineyards

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Sacramento

Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 15th (Sun), trek along Stevens Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento sightseeing planner.

Drive from St. Helena to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Helena in August; daily highs in Sacramento reach 91°F and lows reach 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Pinnacle.

Things to do in Sacramento

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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Pinnacle

Pinnacle
Pinnacle is an unincorporated community in southwestern Stokes County, North Carolina, United States, approximately 5mi SSE of the town of Pilot Mountain, between Pilot Mountain State Park and Hanging Rock State Park. For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pinnacle trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sacramento to Pinnacle. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Pinnacle is 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in August, expect nights in Pinnacle to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pinnacle

Wineries · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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