30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 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.
Hollywood Sign has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Children's Pool, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Corporate Helicopters ©
Corporate Helicopters
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs travel planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Palm Springs hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Michael S Wolfson Park, Hole in The Wall - Spider
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Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 45°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary, get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument, then hike along Earthquake Fault, and finally admire all the interesting features of June Lake Loop.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes route builder tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get cooler in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

June Lake Loop
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Napa road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Napa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Robert Mondavi Winery
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
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V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, visit Mission District, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Napa in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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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.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur day trip tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ventura (Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat & Ventura Pier and Promenade). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in August: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ventura
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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