11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boise

1
night
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 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Craft and Design, explore the world behind art at International Art Museum of America, then admire the masterpieces at Onedome, and finally wander the streets of The Castro. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Boise to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
The Castro
The Castro

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Glacier Point and Taft Point will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, stroll through Panorama Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Montana Avenue and Old Plaza Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and The Nethercutt Collection. There's much more to do: stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, admire the masterpieces at La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and kick back and relax at Playa Del Rey Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey builder website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Wat Thai of Los Angeles ©
Wat Thai of Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest and then hike along Congress Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then trek along General Grant Tree Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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