13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Beijing
Fly:  15​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Palo Alto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Beijing

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Park, San Francisco City Hall, Lombard Street, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, wander the streets of Union Square, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then get a sense of history and politics at San Francisco City Hall, and finally stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Beijing, China to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Beijing in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre ©
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tenaya Lake, Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, Sentinel Dome, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get great views at Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation builder.

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -1°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

few
hours
Palo Alto

Palo Alto
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stanford University.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palo Alto itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Palo Alto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Palo Alto hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Monterey.
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Stanford University
Stanford University

1
day
Monterey

The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as Monterey Bay Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey holiday planner.

Drive from Palo Alto to Monterey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

2
days
San Diego

San Diego
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 SeaWorld San Diego as well as San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Monterey to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in October, with highs in San Diego at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory, Universal CityWalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Villa and then take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Santa Monica Mountains
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The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
The Grove ©
The Grove
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art