13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wawona attractions app .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Wawona can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in June, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara day trip planning website .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

few
hours
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Malibu Pier and then stroll through Zuma Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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