14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Oakhurst
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Bruno
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown, The Castro, Asian Art Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take a stroll through Chinatown, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take a stroll through The Castro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Union Square, then explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip tool .

If you are flying in from Honduras, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square
Asian Art Museum ©
Asian Art Museum

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): cruise along West Cliff Drive, then learn about winemaking at Soquel Vineyards, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz online trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Soquel Vineyards
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Soquel Vineyards ©
Soquel Vineyards

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon vacation planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Simeon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Cannery Row
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from San Simeon in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. You'll set off for Oakhurst on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

3
nights
Oakhurst

Oakhurst ©
Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridalveil Fall. Visiting Half Dome and Tunnel View will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oakhurst: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, Sentinel Dome, & more).

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oakhurst road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Los Angeles to Oakhurst. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oakhurst when traveling from Los Angeles in October, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): cool off at Lake Tahoe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Empire Mine State Historic Park, then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City online road trip planner .

You can drive from Oakhurst to Tahoe City in 5 hours. Traveling from Oakhurst in October, expect nights in Tahoe City to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to San Bruno.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Stateline, Lake Tahoe, Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, Sand Harbor, Empire Mine State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum

2
nights
San Bruno

San Bruno ©
San Bruno is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, incorporated in 1914. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through The Stanford Shopping Center, then admire the masterpieces at Filoli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockaway Beach, then kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Cantor Arts Center.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Bruno road trip planning site .

Getting from Tahoe City to San Bruno by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tahoe City in October, expect nights in San Bruno to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Bruno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Palo Alto, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Rockaway Beach, Filoli
Highlights from your plan
Filoli ©
Filoli
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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