16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Groveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Ontario
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Belfast

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel app .

Belfast, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Belfast to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Belfast, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier and then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Morro Strand State Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Pismo Beach trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Pismo Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Morro Bay
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip maker .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Pismo Beach in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Carmel
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): catch a ride on Cable Cars, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then kick back and relax at China Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Groveland.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
China Beach ©
China Beach

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nights
Groveland

Groveland ©
Groveland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California. Get in touch with nature at Half Dome and Vernal Fall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Groveland: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Ansel Adams Gallery, & more). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Yosemite Cellars.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Groveland road trip planning tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Groveland in 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Groveland are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Groveland

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then cruise along Generals Hwy, and then admire all the interesting features of Grant Grove.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday maker website .

Drive from Groveland to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. In September in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bakersfield Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Tehachapi Loop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, then stop by California Fruit Depot, and then stroll through California Area Living Museum (CALM).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bakersfield trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bakersfield takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bakersfield when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ontario.

Things to do in Bakersfield

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tehachapi Loop
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Murray Family Farms ©
Murray Family Farms
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum

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Ontario

Ontario ©
Ontario is a city located in southwestern San Bernardino County, California, United States, east of downtown Los Angeles. On the 1st (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, then make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, and then explore and take pictures at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ontario attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Ontario takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ontario are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ontario

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anaheim Packing District ©
Anaheim Packing District

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