13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sacramento
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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 with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Los Angeles is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Juan in November: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Bethania Lutheran Church, do a tasting at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, then explore and take pictures at Flag Is Up Farms, then do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Sanford Winery & Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Solvang trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Solvang in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, Solvang is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
Sanford Winery & Vineyards ©
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery ©
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Carmel attractions planning app .

You can drive from Solvang to Carmel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Solvang, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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, take a stroll through SoMa, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary maker app .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
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 28th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then stop by Petaluma Seed Bank, and finally stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in November, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma Plaza, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hike along Stevens Trail, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Napa to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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