10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey builder tool .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, steep yourself in history at Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Northstar California.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Truckee takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Truckee to be colder, around 23°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Sand Harbor, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
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Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Truckee to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In April in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, and then wander the streets of State Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Oxnard Beach Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be warmer, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oxnard Beach Park, Carpinteria State Beach
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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park

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.
On the 5th (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then see a show at Third Street Promenade, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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