12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers
fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Boulder City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
car:  6​h 30​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Portland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 1 night
fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Fort Myers

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online day trip planner .

Fort Myers to Las Vegas is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Myers in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Boulder City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
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Titanic ©
Titanic

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, then examine the collection at Nevada State Railroad Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boulder City trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Boulder City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Boulder City can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Boulder City

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Nevada State Railroad Museum ©
Nevada State Railroad Museum
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Tom Devlin's Monster Museum ©
Tom Devlin's Monster Museum

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
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You can drive from Boulder City to Las Vegas in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur online route planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for cooler days in Big Sur, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In July in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park ©
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Bumpass Hell and then admire the sheer force of Kings Creek Falls.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park visit planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from South Lake Tahoe to Lassen Volcanic National Park. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Nature Parks
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Kings Creek Falls ©
Kings Creek Falls
Bumpass Hell ©
Bumpass Hell

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Redwood National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Nature Parks
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland tour itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Portland. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, expect Portland to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Vancouver
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Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Union Square ©
Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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