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:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Baltimore

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Baltimore to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Baltimore to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in June, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
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 28th (Sun), trek along Mariposa Grove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mono Pass Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks 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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