13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Los Osos
— 2 nights
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Osos.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Los Osos

Los Osos ©
Los Osos is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located along the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, thenstroll through Point Buchon Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Osos trip builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Los Osos. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Osos, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Osos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Monarch Butterfly Grove, Moonstone Beach, Morro Rock
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, thenget to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Osos to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), hike along Mariposa Grove, thenget great views at Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planning site.

Do a combination of bus and train from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in January; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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