10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Modesto
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Newport Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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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 12th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards and then see the interesting displays at Mariposa Museum and History Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariposa day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Mariposa at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Modesto.

Things to do in Mariposa

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Museum and History Center ©
Mariposa Museum and History Center

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Modesto

Modesto ©
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of McHenry Mansion.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Modesto trip site .

Getting from Mariposa to Modesto by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Modesto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Modesto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
McHenry Mansion ©
McHenry Mansion

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Napa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Inglenook.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Modesto to Napa in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Modesto in September: high temperatures in Napa hover around 32°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries

Side Trips

Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Fratelli Perata Winery, learn about winemaking at Veris Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Anglim Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paso Robles travel planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, expect nights in Paso Robles to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries

Side Trip

Veris Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Fratelli Perata Winery ©
Fratelli Perata Winery
Anglim Winery ©
Anglim Winery

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hours
San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Paso Robles to San Simeon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September in San Simeon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Santa Monica on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and then shop like a local with Montana Avenue.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker .

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Monica by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from San Simeon in September, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Newport Beach

Newport Beach ©
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newport Beach California Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Newport Beach trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Newport Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newport Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Victoria Beach
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Newport Beach California Temple ©
Newport Beach California Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Newport Beach to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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