14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum and then make a trip to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at de Young Museum, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In March, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

4
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Monterey in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
North Dome ©
North Dome

1
day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 5th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara visit site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, Head underground at Bronson Caves, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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