15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
Fly + subway + train:  27​h
1
Sacramento
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sausalito
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Half Moon Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
7
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at California State Capitol Museum, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento tour planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to Sacramento is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, subway, and train. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Sacramento is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, you will find days in Sacramento are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

1
night
Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
On the 10th (Wed), do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yountville trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Sacramento to Yountville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sacramento in July, with highs in Yountville at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sausalito.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

1
night
Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer, explore the galleries of The Marine Mammal Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sausalito trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Yountville to Sausalito in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Yountville in July, you will find days in Sausalito are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Sausalito

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Battery Spencer ©
Battery Spencer
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center

1
night
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Miramar Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Sausalito to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sausalito in July, you will find days in Half Moon Bay are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner .

Getting from Half Moon Bay to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Half Moon Bay in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary builder tool .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur online tour itinerary planner .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon day trip app .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Big Sur in July, plan for much hotter days in San Simeon, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

1
night
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 17th (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get great views at Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Barbara in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Sat), examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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