21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): Head underground at Bronson Caves, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, then trek along Mariposa Grove, then stroll through McGurk Meadow, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 32°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then don't miss a visit to Coit Tower, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. On your second day here, hike along Partington Cove, then stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally stroll through Santa Monica State Beach. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Santa Monica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Los Angeles

— 8 nights

City of Angels

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 2:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.