13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Detroit

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Washburn Point, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 little chillier, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 104°F to lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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