15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sunnyvale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  13​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Sunnyvale
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Amsterdam


2
nights
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
Sunnyvale is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. On the 11th (Wed), take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sunnyvale travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sunnyvale is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sunnyvale. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Sunnyvale hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mission Santa Clara de Asis
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Mission Santa Clara de Asis ©
Mission Santa Clara de Asis

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey vacation planning app .

You can drive from Sunnyvale to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Cheese Shop
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Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 15th (Sun), look for gifts at Sextant Wines, then look for gifts at Alapay Cellars, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pismo State Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in April: highs in Pismo Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Alapay Cellars, Sextant Wines, Pismo State Beach
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Alapay Cellars ©
Alapay Cellars
Sextant Wines ©
Sextant Wines

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online attractions planner .

Getting from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History and then hike along Mount Whitney Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Manzanar National Historic Site
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Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum and Valley View. Step out of the city life by going to Nature Center at Happy Isles and Yosemite Museum Gallery. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Travertine Hot Spring in Bridgeport, approximately 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: trek along Merced Grove and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. In April, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 17°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sunnyvale.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Travertine Hot Spring
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
Travertine Hot Spring ©
Travertine Hot Spring

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nights
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): do a tasting at Byington Vineyard and Winery and then admire the architecture and history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, identify plant and animal life at Sunol Regional Wilderness, then look for gifts at Wente Vineyards, and finally contemplate the long history of History Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sunnyvale trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sunnyvale by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Sunnyvale to be warmer, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

San Jose, Wente Vineyards, Byington Vineyard and Winery, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Mission Santa Clara de Asis
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Mission Santa Clara de Asis ©
Mission Santa Clara de Asis
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Sunol Regional Wilderness ©
Sunol Regional Wilderness