30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Salinas
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus + foot + bus:  6​h
Boulder City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + tram + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Port Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Centralia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
London

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San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
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London, UK to San Jose is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Jose is minus 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. On the 31st (Sun), you're off toSan Francisco.

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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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Union Square, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Napa.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: stop by Oxbow Public Market, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Napa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Oakville, Schramsberg Vineyards, Inglenook, Pride Mountain Vineyards
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Oxbow Public Market
Oxbow Public Market
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route builder website

You can drive from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Napa in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Salinas.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Salinas

Salinas ©
Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. On the 15th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salinas trip maker

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Salinas takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Salinas: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Salinas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer State Beach, Point Lobos State Reserve
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salinas to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Salinas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Boulder City.
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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, and then take in the views from Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder City route builder app

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Boulder City takes 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in January since evenings lows in Boulder City dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park attractions planner

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Boulder City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Port Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Joshua Tree National Park
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Port Angeles

Port Angeles
Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Angeles: Olympic National Park (Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive, Olympic National Park, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Crescent Lake, see the interesting displays at Olympic Coast Discovery Center, and experience rural life at Purple Haze Lavender Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Angeles route planner

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Joshua Tree National Park to Port Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in January, plan for cooler days in Port Angeles, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Centralia.

Things to do in Port Angeles

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Purple Haze Lavender Farm
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Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive ©
Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive

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Centralia

Centralia ©
Centralia is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf Haven International, and then examine the collection at The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Centralia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Port Angeles to Centralia in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Centralia can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Centralia

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wolf Haven International, Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, The Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum
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Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound ©
Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound
Wolf Haven International ©
Wolf Haven International
Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve ©
Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), stroll through Esther Short Park, steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then get your game on at Dizzy Castle.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver road trip planning website

Getting from Centralia to Vancouver by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Vancouver are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Dizzy Castle
Dizzy Castle

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