11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
3
Monterey
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— Few hours
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Little Rock to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 62-hour combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Little Rock to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Little Rock in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (°F), and nights are colder (°F). You will leave for San Francisco on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Union Square, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, thenkick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey driving holiday app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel holiday builder tool.

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In June, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip builder site.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Big Sur are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, thentake in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Plan my trip to San Simeon with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2 hours. While traveling from Big Sur, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, thenstroll through Carpinteria State Beach, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in June: highs in Santa Barbara hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room ©
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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