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
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at City Lights Booksellers and The Embarcadero. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, tee off at Lincoln Park, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Third Street Promenade. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Guitar Center, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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