16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Getty Center Publications and Venice Canals Walkway are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Explore hidden gems such as La Jolla Cove and USS Midway Museum. Spend the 22nd (Sat) in some colorful company at San Diego Zoo. There's still lots to do: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then have fun and explore at The Exploratorium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Francisco, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mono Lake Tufa Reserve and Tenaya Lake. Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Spend the 27th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerery planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 45°F.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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