15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h
3
Reno
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
7
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

3
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 Big Bus Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Tunnel View. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and hike along Wawona Meadow.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Reno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Truckee River Walk.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reno online travel planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Reno in 4 hours. In April, Reno is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Sacramento.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Trails Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bartley Ranch Regional Park ©
Bartley Ranch Regional Park
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral ©
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sacramento visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Reno to Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Sacramento is somewhat warmer than Reno - with highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

1
day
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in St. Helena can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Calistoga
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Carmel sightseeing planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. When traveling from St. Helena in April, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally contemplate the long history of Shotgun House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Carmel to Santa Monica takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in April, expect Santa Monica to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

El Matador State Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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