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
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Newport Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Napa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Palo Alto
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
San Jose
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), look for gifts at Grand Central Market, get some fabulous bargains at Citadel Outlets, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Olvera Street, then buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk, and finally examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Newport Beach

Newport Beach ©
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport Beach itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Newport Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Newport Beach, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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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.
You've added Bike and Kayak - La Jolla, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and San Diego Bay Walk. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park and see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Newport Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in San Diego sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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 Union Square, Ghirardelli Square and Golden Gate Bridge. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. Appreciate the collections at Cable Car Museum and USS Pampanito. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes Station) and Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, stroll through Baker Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Montara State Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Limantour Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Stinson Beach, Drakes Beach, Rodeo Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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hours
Napa

Napa
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa trip generator.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Napa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Tours

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Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palo Alto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Napa to Palo Alto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Napa in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Palo Alto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Stanford Shopping Center ©
Stanford Shopping Center

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day
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip generator.

San Jose is very close to Palo Alto. In August, daytime highs in San Jose are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Shopping
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Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
History Park ©
History Park

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You've now added The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Head to The Grove and The Original Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ventura Harbor Village (in Ventura), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and El Matador State Beach (in Malibu). Explore Los Angeles further: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Jose to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

El Matador State Beach, Camarillo Premium Outlets, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Ventura Harbor Village
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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