15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h
Sunnyvale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  13​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sunnyvale
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
Amsterdam

2
days
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
Sunnyvale, officially the City of Sunnyvale, is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pick up some local products at Pleasanton Farmers' Market, look for gifts at Wente Vineyards, and then take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of History Park, then look and learn at Lick Observatory, and then do a tasting at Byington Vineyard & Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sunnyvale driving holiday planning tool

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sunnyvale is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sunnyvale due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in April, with highs in Sunnyvale at 23°C and lows at 11°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Byington Vineyard & Winery, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, History Park, Pleasanton Farmers' Market, Wente Vineyards
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Mission Santa Clara de Asis ©
Mission Santa Clara de Asis
Byington Vineyard & Winery ©
Byington Vineyard & Winery
History Park
History Park

2
days
Monterey

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner

Drive from Sunnyvale to Monterey in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Sunnyvale, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Cheese Shop, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

1
day
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 15th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at History Center of San Luis Obispo County and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Pismo Beach trip planner

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Pismo Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

San Luis Obispo
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Monarch Butterfly Grove
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Sextant Wines ©
Sextant Wines

1
day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
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 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online attractions planner

Getting from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Outdoors Parks

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lone Pine Film History Museums and then hike along Mount Whitney Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker tool

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Lone Pine Film History Museums
Lone Pine Film History Museums

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Portal Market and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum. Step out of the city life by going to May Lake Trailhead and Valley View. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles and trek along Merced Grove.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool

You can do a combination of car and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 17°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sunnyvale.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, El Portal Market
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Merced Grove ©
Merced Grove

2
days
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
On the 22nd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Byington Vineyard & Winery and then take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sunol Regional Wilderness, stop by Wente Vineyards, and then contemplate the long history of History Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sunnyvale trip planner

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sunnyvale in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Sunnyvale to be much warmer, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Byington Vineyard & Winery, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, History Park, Wente Vineyards, Sunol Regional Wilderness
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Mission Santa Clara de Asis ©
Mission Santa Clara de Asis
Sunol Regional Wilderness ©
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Byington Vineyard & Winery ©
Byington Vineyard & Winery