15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Carmel
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
2
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Santiago

1
day
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 16th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel day trip website .

Santiago, Chile to Carmel is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. September in Carmel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then hike along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur route planner.

Big Sur is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In September, daytime highs in Big Sur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Book Passage.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

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. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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