12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Orlando
— 1 night
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
3
Monterey
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
7
Sedona
— 1 night
8
New York City
— 2 nights

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder site.

Miami to Orlando is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney’s Hollywood Studios ©
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenadmire the sheer force of McWay Falls, thenhike along Partington Cove, and finally browse the exhibits of Hawthorne Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip builder site.

You can fly from Orlando to Big Sur in 13.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and taxi. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Big Sur due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, things will get colder in Big Sur: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, thentake a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey visit planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, thenhead off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, thenengage your brain at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 8th (Wed), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are slightly colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online travel planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 10th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sedona day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Sedona is 1 hour. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Sedona, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Off-Road Tours
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to New York City by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sedona to New York City. Traveling from Sedona in July, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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