19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Oakland
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Oakland
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Burbank
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Oakland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Merritt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oakland California Temple, then walk around Redwood Regional Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Remember Them Humanitarian Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oakland Museum of California, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and then make a trip to Jack London Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oakland trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to Oakland is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Oakland is minus 8 hours. July in Oakland sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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Traveling by car from Oakland to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Oakland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Burbank.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Burbank

— 2 nights

Media Capital of the World

Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through El Matador State Beach, then stroll through Zuma Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Burbank road trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Burbank in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Burbank, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Burbank

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 2 nights

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 31st (Sun): discover the magic at Downtown Disney District and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the next day, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Burbank to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Anaheim sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. On the next day, admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then look for gifts at Fox Fine Jewelry, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler than Anaheim - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 5th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip builder site.

You can fly from Monterey to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey to Washington DC, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Monterey - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Empire State Building, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, stop by Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip website.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.