12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel tool .

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-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 Washington DC to Los Angeles. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 12th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are a bit warmer (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): cool off at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Napa road trip planning site .

You can drive from Monterey to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom ©
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Palo Alto (Stanford Memorial Church & Stanford University), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Half Moon Bay State Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, explore and take pictures at Scenic 49 Mile Drive, get to know the resident critters at San Francisco Zoo, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planner.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Golden Gate National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
San Francisco Zoo ©
San Francisco Zoo

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