16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— Few hours
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Sonoma
— 1 night
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Napa
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 1 day

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Filbert Street Stairs and City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Hyde Street Pier, see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Drakes Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Point Reyes National Seashore trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Point Reyes National Seashore hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Beach
Drakes Beach
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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sonoma travel route website.

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Sonoma in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.6
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Winery / Vineyard
Frog's Leap Winery
4.6

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Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Napa trip itinerary planner.

Napa is just a stone's throw from Sonoma. In August in Napa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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Winery / Vineyard
V. Sattui Winery
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Winery / Vineyard
Domaine Carneros
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Napa in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
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History Museum
Parsons Memorial
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and National Steinbeck Center. You'll explore and learn at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, take in the exciting artwork at Venture Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Monterey holiday builder site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at The Tech Interactive and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose road trip site.

Getting from Monterey to San Jose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
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Science Museum
The Tech Interactive
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