13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Yosemite National Park
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Yosemite National Park


4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. Get in touch with nature at Bridalveil Fall and Sentinel Dome. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to El Portal and see El Portal Market, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Yosemite National Park. May in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

El Portal Market
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

3
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 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then wander the streets of Union Square. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online tour builder .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 53°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Marin Headlands, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, then look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and then don't miss a visit to Lovers Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar
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Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

3
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and then hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Carmel to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon

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