13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

3
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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Taft Point. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, cruise along Tioga Pass, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, shop like a local with Union Square, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then see the interesting displays at USS Pampanito.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday builder website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, look for gifts at Oakville Grocery, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mumm Napa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Oakville, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pleasure Point Beach.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to Santa Cruz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in September, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Moonstone Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then look for gifts at Amphora Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Cambria are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Friends of the Elephant Seal
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
night
Santa Barbara

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 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then kick back and relax at Thousand Steps Beach, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara itinerary maker site .

Drive from Cambria to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cambria in September: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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