16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Point Reyes National Seashore
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Napa
— 2 nights
drive:  5​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Jose
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and make a trip to Hyde street pier.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip tool .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
Point Reyes National Seashore

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

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Point Reyes National Seashore: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Drakes Beach
Highlights from your plan
Drakes Beach ©
Drakes Beach
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sonoma attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Frog's Leap Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Frog's Leap Winery ©
Frog's Leap Winery

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
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 plan Napa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Napa is just a stone's throw from Sonoma. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour builder .

Do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Napa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Visit Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Carmel Mission for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Steinbeck Center and Carmel Art Association. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and take in the exciting artwork at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carmel, National Steinbeck Center, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
National Steinbeck Center ©
National Steinbeck Center

1
day
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get curious at The Tech Museum of Innovation and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose online trip maker .

Getting from Monterey to San Jose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in August, you will find days in San Jose are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral ©
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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