13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Sausalito
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
West Hollywood
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Tue), engage your brain at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online route builder .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Sausalito.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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hours
Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at The Marine Mammal Center.

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Sausalito is very close to San Francisco. August in Sausalito sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sausalito

Museums Wildlife Parks
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The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Shark Fin Cove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sausalito to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shark Fin Cove
Highlights from your plan
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

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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 27th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Hearst Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Monterey to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur sightseeing tool .

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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nights
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.
On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then make a trip to State Street Underpass, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara sightseeing planner .

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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nights
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally wander the streets of Rodeo Drive.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our West Hollywood trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to West Hollywood takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in West Hollywood sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Cabrillo Tide Pools. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Diego, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from West Hollywood to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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