10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Salt Creek Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Salt Creek Beach, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Petco Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Island
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Keller Beach Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in July since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Keller Beach Park
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hike along Four Mile Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally get great views at Washburn Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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