11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  13​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally hike along Wawona Meadow.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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.
To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip website .

Do a combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 38°F. You will leave for San Diego on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: have fun at Balboa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego attractions planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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