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:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Napa
— 2 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Exploratorium, Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will leave for Napa on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Napa vacation planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Napa to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then stroll through Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can 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. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Napa in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and National Steinbeck Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: stroll through Carmel River State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions app .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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