11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Manchester

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through China Beach, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
days
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 (Mon), cruise along Tioga Pass and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary maker.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Big Sur.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

1
day
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Pacific Grove tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Pacific Grove takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Pacific Grove are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

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Monterey
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and finally stop by The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker.

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Pacific Grove. September in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Sur travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Carmel to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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