14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  8​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Washington DC

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch and The California Route 66 Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ojai (Ojai Olive Oil & Meditation Mount), Ventura (Serra Cross Park & Mission San Buenaventura) and Civic Musical Road (in Lancaster). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Castle Rock Trail 1W03.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles planning app .

Washington DC to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ojai, Ventura, Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, Civic Musical Road, The California Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan
Castle Rock Trail 1W03 ©
Castle Rock Trail 1W03
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch ©
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch
Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 24th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur route builder tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Big Sur reach 70°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

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 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome and then hike along Panorama Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then trek along Four Mile Trail.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Big Sur in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dry Creek Vineyard and VJB Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Lynmar Estate Winery (in Sebastopol), Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Francis Ford Coppola Winery (in Geyserville). Dedicate the 29th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

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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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Detroit.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Dry Creek Vineyard, Lynmar Estate Winery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kensington Metropark and Detroit Historical Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Matthaei Botanical Gardens (in Ann Arbor) and Kellogg Park (in Plymouth). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a taste of the local shopping with Eastern Market, and appreciate the history behind Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Detroit in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Detroit are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kellogg Park, Kensington Metropark, Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Matthaei Botanical Gardens ©
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Kensington Metropark ©
Kensington Metropark
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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