15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Groveland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Bring the kids along to SeaWorld San Antonio and The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip maker site .

Austin to San Antonio is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from San Antonio to San Francisco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Francisco. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Groveland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
nights
Groveland

Groveland ©
Groveland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Groveland side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Glacier Point, Olmsted Point, & more). There's more to do: explore the activities along Rainbow Pool.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Groveland day trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Groveland in 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Groveland to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are much hotter, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Groveland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Pool ©
Rainbow Pool
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Cruz: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove), Monterey Bay Aquarium (in Monterey) and Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock (in Carmel). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove, go for a walk through Shark Fin Cove, and admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz online trip maker .

Drive from Groveland to Santa Cruz in 3.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Groveland in July: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Shark Fin Cove, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 2nd (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and then engage your brain at Children's Discovery Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose route maker site .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo ©
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum

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