8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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 The Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford University, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Exploratorium. On the next day, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, and finally wander the streets of The Stanford Shopping Center.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Palo Alto
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive as well as Monterey Bay Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Monterey, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Monterey in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
day
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 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are warmer (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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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 Rodeo Drive, Griffith Observatory and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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