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
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

7
nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Oceanside Pier. For shopping fun, head to Hammer Museum or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Oceanside). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Hollywood & Highland, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation maker tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Oceanside, Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Big Bear Lake
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

few
hours
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.
For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Step out of the city life by going to Bodega Dunes and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & Old Sacramento). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of Union Square, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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