21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and City Lights Booksellers. Step out of the city life by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Farmer's Markets in Napa (in Napa). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Liverpool, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Liverpool to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Original Muscle Beach. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Rodeo Drive are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look for gifts at Studio City Farmers Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip tool.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, look for gifts at Racine & Laramie Tobacco Shop, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. On the next day, revel in the low prices at Carlsbad Premium Outlets and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort and The Forum Shops at Caesars. Step off the beaten path and head to Sanders Family Winery and Pahrump Valley Winery. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, approximately Overton away. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday maker website.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette and then play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodie State Historic Park and El Portal Market. Visiting Vernal Fall and Tenaya Lake will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.