15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Calistoga
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Palos Verdes Estates
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Twin Peaks, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Safari West, do a tasting at B. Wise Vineyards, then do a tasting at VJB Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Muscardini Cellars. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Calistoga attractions tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Calistoga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Carmel travel route builder website.

You can drive from Calistoga to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Calistoga in November, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Yellowstone National Park

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and West Thumb Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids, take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Carmel to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Carmel in November; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 0°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica visit planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Monica by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, things will get much warmer in Santa Monica: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Palos Verdes Estates.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes Estates is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. On the 26th (Tue), stroll around Palos Verdes Shoreline Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palos Verdes Estates Shoreline Preserve Beach, and then make a trip to Neighborhood Church.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palos Verdes Estates trip maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Palos Verdes Estates in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Palos Verdes Estates are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Palos Verdes Estates

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Balboa Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim visit planning app.

Getting from Palos Verdes Estates to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): browse the collection at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, then explore the world behind art at The Broad, and then don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.