12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Crater Lake National Park
— 4 nights
fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Baltimore

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder app .

Baltimore to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Baltimore to San Francisco. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Baltimore in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©

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.
On the 20th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Travertine Hot Spring. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and then hike along Four Mile Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Travertine Hot Spring
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Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Travertine Hot Spring ©
Travertine Hot Spring
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 23rd (Tue), hike along Trillium Falls Hike and then hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove

4
nights
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Sparks Lake has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Sparks Lake, identify plant and animal life at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, then admire the sheer force of National Creek Falls, then trek along Annie Creek Canyon, and finally trek along Castle Crest Wildflower Trail. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Umpqua National Forest, admire the sheer force of Whitehorse Falls, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Scott.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Crater Lake National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 61°F. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Prospect, Sparks Lake, Umpqua National Forest
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National Creek Falls ©
National Creek Falls
Mount Scott ©
Mount Scott
Whitehorse Falls ©
Whitehorse Falls

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