28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.

Plan my trip to San Francisco with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Wawona on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Sierra Vista Scenic Byway has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wawona trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Wawona hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors

Side Trips

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, Yosemite, Tunnel View
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, and then stroll through Ocean Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in July, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
USS Pampanito ©
USS Pampanito

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Surf School Santa Cruz.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Surf School Santa Cruz ©
Surf School Santa Cruz
Surf School Santa Cruz ©
Surf School Santa Cruz

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. July in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
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Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach

6
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. Griffith Observatory and GRAMMY Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read 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 somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Mountains, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing app .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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