10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Arvada
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Strip, Taxi to Boulder City
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Boulder City
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive
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Pismo Beach
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayucos
Drive
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Cambria
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
Drive
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Pebble Beach
— 1 night
Drive
12
Davenport
Drive
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Half Moon Bay
Drive
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Pacifica
— 1 night
Drive
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Sausalito
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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Arvada

The City of Arvada is a Home Rule Municipality located in Jefferson and Adams counties, a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. State of Colorado. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll around Majestic View Park and Nature Center.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Arvada trip website.

Denver to Arvada is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arvada

Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Yaki Point.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arvada to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arvada in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Boulder City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Boulder City

— 1 night

Home of Hoover Dam

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.
On the 9th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Boulder City online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Boulder City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boulder City, with highs around 103°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Santa Barbara

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Boulder City to Santa Barbara takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Boulder City in July, you will find days in Santa Barbara are cooler (75°F), and nights are a bit cooler (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Plan trip to Pismo Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 12th (Mon), stop by The Shell Shop.

To plan Morro Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Morro Bay is just a stone's throw from Pismo Beach. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Cayucos.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Shopping
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Cayucos

Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Cayucos Cellars.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cayucos day trip planner.

Cayucos is just a stone's throw from Morro Bay. In July, daily temperatures in Cayucos can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Cayucos

Shopping
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Cambria

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 12th (Mon): walk around Shamel Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cambria tour planning site.

Cambria is just a stone's throw from Cayucos. When traveling from Cayucos in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Cambria

Fun & Games · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Ragged Point Overlook.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon trip website.

San Simeon is just a short distance from Cambria. In July, daytime highs in San Simeon are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.
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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Big Sur travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 2 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in July, you will find days in Big Sur are cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Pebble Beach.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Pebble Beach

— 1 night
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pebble Beach trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Pebble Beach takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Pebble Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Davenport.

Things to do in Pebble Beach

Wildlife · Parks
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Davenport

Davenport is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Shark Fin Cove.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Davenport journey app.

Traveling by car from Pebble Beach to Davenport takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Davenport

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Half Moon Bay road trip app.

Getting from Davenport to Half Moon Bay by car takes about an hour. While traveling from Davenport, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Half Moon Bay, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Pacifica.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Pacifica

— 1 night
Pacifica is a city in San Mateo County, California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pacifica trip planner.

Pacifica is just a short distance from Half Moon Bay. Traveling from Half Moon Bay in July, you will find days in Pacifica are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sausalito.

Things to do in Pacifica

Museums

Side Trip

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Sausalito

Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. On the 15th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, take some stellar pictures from Golden Gate View Point, and then get great views at Battery Spencer.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sausalito trip maker app.

Drive from Pacifica to Sausalito in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Sausalito

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sausalito to Redwood National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sausalito in July, with highs in Redwood National Park at 64°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.