23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Sun Valley
— 3 nights
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 8 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
Isla Vista
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 2 nights

3
nights
Sun Valley

Sun Valley ©
Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. On the 31st (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Get Your Shoot On!, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain, look for gifts at Lizzy's Fresh Coffee, stroll the grounds of Ketchum Cemetery, then hike along Bald Mountain Trail, and finally hit the slopes at Sun Valley Resort. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Wood River Trail, get engrossed in the history at Blaine County Historical Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Sawtooth Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Wood River Valley Ore Wagon Museum, and finally stroll through Fisher Creek Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sun Valley trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Sun Valley is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect Sun Valley to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ketchum, Hailey, Shoshone Indian Ice Caves
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Sun Valley Resort ©
Sun Valley Resort
Get Your Shoot On! ©
Get Your Shoot On!
Ketchum Cemetery ©
Ketchum Cemetery

8
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Reno (Casino at the Eldorado, Casino at Silver Legacy Resort, &more), Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum (in Truckee) and Sand Harbor (in Incline Village). There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, hike along Eagle Falls Trail, stroll through Mt. Tallac Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe journey app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sun Valley to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from Sun Valley to South Lake Tahoe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sun Valley in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in South Lake Tahoe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Reno, Lake Tahoe (California), Tahoe City, Stateline, Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum
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Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Speed Boats Tours
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm

7
nights
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.
When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, approximately Bridgeport away. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and get great views at Half Dome.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Garrapata State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Garrapata State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carmel road trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla Vista.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Garrapata State Park ©
Garrapata State Park

1
night
Isla Vista

Isla Vista ©
Isla Vista is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County, California in the United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes El Capitan State Beach. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at UCSB Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Capitan State Beach.

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You can drive from Carmel to Isla Vista in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Isla Vista: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Isla Vista

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

El Capitan State Beach
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El Capitan State Beach ©
El Capitan State Beach
UCSB Lagoon ©
UCSB Lagoon

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, then go for a walk through Tuna Harbor Park, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and finally get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and then stroll through Black's Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Isla Vista to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Isla Vista in August, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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