13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  7​h 45​min
3
Avalon
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Strawberry Hill, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Cable Car Museum. Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take an in-depth tour of Tenderloin Museum, and stop by City Lights Booksellers.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip app .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, cruise along Generals Hwy, and then hike along Congress Trail. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, and then trek along Big Stump Basin.

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Fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

1
night
Avalon

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Afishinados Gallery, then try your luck at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Catalina Island Museum, then putt your heart out at Golf Gardens Miniature Golf, and then step off the mainland to explore Catalina Island Conservancy.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Avalon day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Avalon in 8 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for colder days in Avalon, with highs around 77°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Avalon

Fun & Games Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater ©
Catalina Island Museum ©
Catalina Island Museum

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Universal Studios Hollywood. Head to Third Street Promenade and Guitar Centerfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Avalon to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and tram. While traveling from Avalon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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