13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Afton
Drive + Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Olympic National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Afton
— 1 night
End: Afton

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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 11th (Thu): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Keller Beach Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, and then hike along Lands End.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website .

Afton to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Afton to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Afton in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Keller Beach Park
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panorama Trail and Vernal Fall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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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 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then kick back and relax at Cannon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Astoria-Megler Bridge, browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach online trip builder .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Cannon Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Astoria
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and then take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and then kick back and relax at Ruby Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Olympic National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Olympic National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Afton.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center ©
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

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Afton

Afton ©
Afton is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to World's Largest Elkhorn Arch, take in the architecture and atmosphere at LDS Star Valley Temple, then get engrossed in the history at National Oregon / California Trail Center, then identify plant and animal life at Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Bank of Montpelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to World's Largest Intermittent Spring and then admire all the interesting features of The Cakebread Ranch.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Afton itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to Afton. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Olympic National Park to Afton due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Olympic National Park, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Afton, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Afton

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Montpelier, The Cakebread Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge ©
World's Largest Elkhorn Arch ©
World's Largest Elkhorn Arch

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