37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Honolulu
— 3 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
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Lihue
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Jolla Shores Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planning tool.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Indian Canyons, then get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Theresa Church. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and then stroll around Michael S Wolfson Park.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip builder website.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Palm Springs hover around 107°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 21st (Wed), cool off at Paradise Cove, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, then kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Carbon Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Malibu trip planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Malibu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Malibu are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Malibu in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Big Sur

— 3 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.
On the 25th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur, trek along Partington Cove, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Big Sur itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 27th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then browse the fresh offerings at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Monterey tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Cruz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House, take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and then admire the natural beauty at Municipal Rose Garden. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Tech Interactive, then take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Google Android Lawn Statues.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Jose day trip tool.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in July: highs in San Jose hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Honolulu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In August, Honolulu is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

— 3 nights
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Naalehu (Ka Lae, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Devastation Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, stroll through Sulphur Banks, and explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. August in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Kailua-Kona

— 4 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Elements Jewelry & Fine Crafts (in Hawi). And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look and learn at Mauna Kea Observatories, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, and kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Lihue

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lihue: Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout & Waimea Canyon State Park). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Tabora Gallery, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue visit planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

United States travel guide

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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.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.

Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.