14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
Drive
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Monterey
Drive
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Carmel
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barstow
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
10
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive
11
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive
12
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Napa
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added The Castro, Lombard Street, Ferry Building Marketplace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Half Moon Bay (Dunes Beach & Cowell Ranch State Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach State Park, take a stroll through SoMa, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Athens, Greece to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Seabright State Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Seabright State Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary 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 September, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive as well as Old Fisherman's Wharf. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey driving holiday website.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in September: highs in Monterey hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

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. Ocean Avenue has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Thu), wander the streets of Ocean Avenue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel tour planning website.

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In September, daytime highs in Carmel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Piedras Blancas and then kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sunset Boulevard as well as Venice Canals Walkway. On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then make a trip to Sunset Boulevard, then buy something for everyone on your list at Rodeo Drive, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Simeon to Los Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Barstow.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Barstow

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Route 66 Mother Road Museum as well as Calico Ghost Town. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town and then examine the collection at Route 66 Mother Road Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barstow vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Barstow takes 2 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Barstow, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You've added Grandview Point, Desert View Watchtower, Navajo Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Barstow in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fremont Street Experience, Caesars Palace, The Mirage, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Caesars Palace, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Death Valley National Park

— 1 day

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Canyon, Artists Palette and Dante's View. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get great views at Dante's View, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 15th (Wed), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cerro Gordo Mines.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lone Pine trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lone Pine when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
You've added Yosemite Village, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, get all the information you need at Big Oak Flat Information Center, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lone Pine in September: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Napa

— 1 night

America's Wine Country

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oxbow Public Market. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, stroll around Sonoma Plaza, and then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Napa day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Napa: highs are around 32°C and lows about 12°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.4
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.