11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pleasanton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Seattle

2
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, then stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove, then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and finally stop by The Shell Shop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo trip site .

Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in San Luis Obispo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pleasanton.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Montana de Oro State Park, Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

2
nights
Pleasanton

Pleasanton ©
Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Firehouse Arts Center, Mount Diablo State Park and Blackhawk Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pleasanton: Half Moon Bay State Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Palo Alto (Stanford Shopping Center & Cantor Arts Center). The adventure continues: walk around Augustin Bernal Park, learn about winemaking at Rubino Estates Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with Pleasanton Farmers' Market, and make a trip to Alameda County Fairgrounds.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pleasanton trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Pleasanton takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Luis Obispo in January: high temperatures in Pleasanton hover around 18°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Pleasanton

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Mount Diablo State Park, Blackhawk Museum, SVCC Temple
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Stanford Shopping Center ©
Stanford Shopping Center
Firehouse Arts Center ©
Firehouse Arts Center

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes American River Bicycle Trail. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then browse the exhibits of California State Capitol Museum, and finally get your game on at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront, then admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then admire the striking features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and finally learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Pleasanton to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sacramento can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento Waterfront ©
Old Sacramento Waterfront
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

3
nights
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along General Grant Tree Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney