24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Kayenta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  6 h 45 min
15
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: San Francisco

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parkwide Bike Rentals & Tours, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pfeiffer State Beach, Point Sur State Historic Park, Bixby Bridge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Monterey Bay Whale Watch and then trek along Path of History. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Partington Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey online trip builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge ©
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.
Highlights from your plan
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stearns Wharf. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Malibu Pier and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Malibu Pier, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Original Muscle Beach, Venice Skatepark, Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Pioneertown (in Pioneertown) and Joshua Tree National Park (in Joshua Tree). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pioneertown, Rodeo Drive, Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've added Zion National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, The Joint at Hard Rock, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, get to know the fascinating history of Fremont Street Experience, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Zion National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
You've now added Bryce Point to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park attractions app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 29°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip tool.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Page, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kayenta.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
Kayenta

Kayenta
Kayenta is a U.S. For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kayenta trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Page to Kayenta takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Kayenta

Museums

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
You've now added Grand Canyon South Rim to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip planner.

Getting from Kayenta to Flagstaff by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kayenta in August: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 29°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Grand Canyon South Rim
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planner.

Drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bakersfield day trip tool.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Bakersfield by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bakersfield to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Bakersfield in September, plan for little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall and then stroll through Half Dome.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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