15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oceano
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Cambria.
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Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cambria trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Cambria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much colder days in Cambria, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Oceano.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Rock
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

1
night
Oceano

Oceano ©
Oceano is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Pismo State Beach and then look for gifts at Alapay Cellars.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oceano online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Oceano takes an hour. When traveling from Cambria in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oceano: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Oceano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Alapay Cellars
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Pismo State Beach ©
Pismo State Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally hike along Partington Cove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Oceano to Big Sur in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Oceano, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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 Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and El Capitan. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and Limantour Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Gregorio State Beach and Drakes Beach. There's more to do: get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Drakes Beach, Limantour Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Gregorio State Beach ©
San Gregorio State Beach
Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach

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