11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chengdu
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Incline Village
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Chengdu

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 11th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Union Square and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

Chengdu, China to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chengdu in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

1
night
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 find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary builder app .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gallery by the Sea Carmel ©
Gallery by the Sea Carmel

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Incline Village.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
Incline Village

Incline Village ©
Incline Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Get some cultural insight at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. Take a break from the city and head to Tahoe City Field Station and Sand Harbor. Go for a jaunt from Incline Village to Truckee to see Historic Downtown Truckee about 36 minutes away. On the 18th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Northstar California. It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Incline Village day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Incline Village. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Incline Village, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Incline Village

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Truckee, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor

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