13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
San Jose
— 6 nights
3
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, thensee the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, thenengage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and finally admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, thenget interesting insight from Alcatraz Cruises, LLC, and then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of °F and lows of °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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

6
nights
San Jose

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 Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission San Juan Bautista and Filoli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Capitola Beach (in Capitola), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Santa Cruz) and Lovers Point (in Pacific Grove). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, shop like a local with Santana Row, don't miss a visit to Kaleid Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at San Jose Museum of Art.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Jose trip itinerary app.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Filoli, Capitola Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Carmel Mission
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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 explore and learn at The Wende Museum of the Cold War and The Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Head to Third Street Promenade and Two Rodeo Drivefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Malibu (Zuma Beach & El Matador State Beach), Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, and steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Jose to Santa Monica in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Jose, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, thensee the interesting displays 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 stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Monica in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °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
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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