13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Bridgeport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
car:  5​h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Raleigh

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The InterContinental Mark Hopkins building, Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street, and other attractions. On the 15th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of The InterContinental Mark Hopkins building, then admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park, and finally make a trip to The InterContinental Mark Hopkins building. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The InterContinental Mark Hopkins building, engage your brain at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, make a trip to Lombard Street, then make a trip to Painted Ladies, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Haight-Ashbury.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing website .

Raleigh to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Raleigh in July, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 57°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bridgeport.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. You've now added Travertine Hot Spring to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Mono Lake Vista Point and then take in the natural beauty of Travertine Hot Spring.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bridgeport day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Bridgeport takes 5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Bridgeport, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 45°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mono Lake Vista Point
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Travertine Hot Spring ©
Travertine Hot Spring
Mono Lake Vista Point ©
Mono Lake Vista Point

1
night
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.
You've now added Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bridgeport to Yosemite National Park. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes McWay Falls. On the 19th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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.
For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara tour builder .

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badwater Basin as well as Dante's View.

Before you visit Death Valley National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas, Zipline, Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Willow Beach in Fort Mohave, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience

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