13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Fisherman's Wharf, California Academy of Sciences, Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and finally admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, then take a memorable tour with Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

6
nights
San Jose

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Mission San Juan Bautista. Filoli and Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Lovers Point (in Pacific Grove), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Santa Cruz) and Capitola Beach (in Capitola). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, don't miss a visit to Kaleid Gallery, admire the masterpieces at San Jose Museum of Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Santana Row.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose trip planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in San Jose, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Filoli, Mission San Juan Bautista, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Carmel Mission
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Mission San Juan Bautista ©
Mission San Juan Bautista

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Redondo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to El Matador State Beach and Mulholland Drive. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Rancho Palos Verdes (Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel & The Point Vicente Interpretive Center) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica route planner.

Getting from San Jose to Santa Monica by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from San Jose in June, plan for little chillier days in Santa Monica, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Malibu, Rancho Palos Verdes, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Redondo Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War

2
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 12th (Wed), shop like a local with The Strip, then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 77°F, while days are warmer, around 103°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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