9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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 list of things to see and do now includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Universal Studios Hollywood, Ballona Wetlands, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

2
nights
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've now added Tioga Pass to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

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nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 21st (Fri), do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Napa journey builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Napa, with lows of 51°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Napa

#Tours, #Wineries, #Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings, Mumm Napa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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