14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lancaster
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Huntington Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Lancaster

Lancaster
Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Antelope Valley Indian Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lancaster trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Lancaster, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lancaster

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Valley Indian Museum
Antelope Valley Indian Museum
Civic Musical Road ©
Civic Musical Road

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 3rd (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Aguereberry Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 4th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Area Living Museum (CALM), take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield online tour builder .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Bakersfield by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bakersfield can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the views from Pohono Bridge. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wawona holiday tool .

Getting from Bakersfield to Wawona by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Wawona when traveling from Bakersfield in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
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 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Fort Point, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker app .

Getting from Wawona to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Wawona, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 9th (Mon), stop by Cambria Nursery and Florist, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cambria road trip tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Cambria hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

4
nights
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Huntington Beach Pier and Huntington Beach State Park. Step out of Huntington Beach to go to Laguna Beach and see Victoria Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Bolsa Chica State Beach, kick back and relax at Huntington Dog Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Orange County Coast, and identify plant and animal life at Huntington Beach Wetlands.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntington Beach trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Huntington Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cambria in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Huntington Beach: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve ©
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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