13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: El Centro
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Homewood
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: El Centro

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

El Centro to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from El Centro in April; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 59°F and lows reach 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Step out of the city life by going to West Coast Falconry and Empire Mine State Historic Park. Old Town Auburn and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Trove, grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, and explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum.

Plan my day in Sacramento using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento in 7.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Empire Mine State Historic Park, Old Town Auburn, West Coast Falconry, Antique Trove
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Town Auburn ©
Old Town Auburn

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Baker Beach, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Homewood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Homewood

Homewood ©
Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, then visit a coastal fixture at Lake Tahoe, and then kick back and relax at Commons Beach Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Homewood trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Angeles to Homewood. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Homewood: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Homewood

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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