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:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Union Square, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

4
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.
Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. The adventure continues: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. Shop till you drop at Bergamot Station and Hollywood & Highland. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for much warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Carlsbad State Beach. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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