15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Bodega Dunes. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Saint Louis to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Saint Louis in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes, V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along May Lake Trailhead, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Zabriskie Point and Artists Dr. Step off the beaten path and head to Dante's View and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. Take a break from Death Valley National Park with a short trip to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley, about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Badwater Basin and make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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