15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
car:  3​h 30​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Anaheim
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
9
Long Beach
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Raleigh

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added San Francisco Love Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): join in the after-dark buzz at San Francisco Love Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday app .

Raleigh to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Raleigh in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
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.
Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
On the 12th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 98°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You've now added Hearst Castle to your itinerary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Simeon travel route planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in San Simeon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Madame Tussauds Hollywood, The Grammy Museum and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go sightseeing with A-List Hollywood Tours, enjoy some diversion at TCL Chinese Theatres, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
A-List Hollywood Tours ©
A-List Hollywood Tours
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
TCL Chinese Theatres ©
TCL Chinese Theatres

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disney California Adventure Park to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planner .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Long Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 2SeeWhales Harbor Breeze Cruises as well as The Queen Mary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Long Beach online vacation maker .

You can take a bus from Anaheim to Long Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Long Beach are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Long Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
2SeeWhales Harbor Breeze Cruises ©
2SeeWhales Harbor Breeze Cruises
The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Long Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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