21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Sacramento
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
7
San Diego
— 3 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Broad and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, Seal Beach
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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
The Broad ©
The Broad

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visiting Monterey Bay and Del Monte Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and Monterey Museum of Art. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, immerse yourself in nature at Monterey State Historic Park, get a taste of the local shopping with A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Monterey reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moss Landing State Beach
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Breakwater ©
Breakwater
Del Monte Beach ©
Del Monte Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Legion of Honor. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: hike along Lands End, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at California Museum, thenexamine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of California State Indian Museum and then steep yourself in history at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Indian Museum ©
California State Indian Museum

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vernal Fall and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in August: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, thenHead underground at Boyden Cavern, and finally take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coronado Island and Moonlight State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, and kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego journey planning website.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in San Diego hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado, Moonlight State Beach, Del Mar City Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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