13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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San Jose
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Merced
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Monterey
— Few hours
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Big Sur
— Few hours
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Jose planning website.

New York City to San Jose is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to San Jose, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Jose, with lows of 57°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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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 Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Merced.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs

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Merced

Merced
Merced is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Merced travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Merced takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Merced: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 60°F at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Merced

Parks · Nightlife · Museums

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Merced to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Merced in July; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be somewhat warmer, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've now added 17-Mile Drive to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur tour planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Plan a trip to San Luis Obispo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in July, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). You'll set off for San Diego on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mission Beach Park, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and Cabrillo National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online tour planner.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to San Diego in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Hollywood Sign. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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