16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Los Angeles
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Solvang
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San Luis Obispo
Drive
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Monterey
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 1 night
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10
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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Coos Bay
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Forks
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Botanic Garden as well as Old Mission Santa Barbara. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around 75°F and lows about 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Solvang

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Make your Solvang itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Solvang: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 54°F at night. You will leave for San Luis Obispo on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo trip app.

Traveling by car from Solvang to San Luis Obispo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Solvang in July, plan for little chillier days in San Luis Obispo, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You will leave for Cambria on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cambria trip app.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Cambria in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in July: highs in Cambria hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Cambria

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cambria in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monterey driving holiday planner.

Getting from Big Sur to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Fort Bragg

— 1 night
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Mendocino Jams & Preserves, admire all the interesting features of Mendocino Coast, examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum, then go for a walk through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park.

Start your trip to Fort Bragg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Fort Bragg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Fort Bragg hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in July: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Coos Bay

— 1 night
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Face Rock Creamery and then admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coos Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Coos Bay in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then stroll around Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland route maker website.

Getting from Coos Bay to Portland by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Coos Bay in July, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Forks.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Forks

— 1 night
Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Native to Twilight, take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ruby Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tree Root Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Quillayute River, then explore the activities along Crescent Lake, and then hike along Sol Duc Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Forks day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Forks takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in July, with highs in Forks at 69°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Forks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory.

Discover how to plan a Seattle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Forks to Seattle in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Forks in July, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

4.2
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.

Mendocino County travel guide

4.5
Beaches · State Parks · Scenic Drive
Endowed with a dramatic and undeveloped coast and forests of towering redwood trees, Mendocino County draws residents of the San Francisco Bay Area looking for a peaceful vacation. Tranquil sand beaches backed by cliffs offer prime sunset viewing. State parks present scenic hiking and biking options, and wineries serve up fine California vintages. Mendocino County's nutrient-rich soil has also made it a leading area for the cultivation of marijuana--much of which goes to Bay Area medical cannabis dispensaries--and the area has a reputation for brewing fine craft beers. The county also contains numerous points of historical interest, including lighthouses on the coast and museums detailing the region's past. In Mendocino's easygoing towns, you'll encounter small art galleries and charming boutiques.