16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Naples
Train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Naples

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Union Square. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

Naples, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove and then trek along Redwood National Park. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Trillium Falls Hike and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Redwood National Park at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Studios on the Park and then learn about winemaking at Veris Cellars. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, then learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pismo Beach trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Pismo Beach. When traveling from Redwood National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Pismo Beach, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Santa Maria, Studios on the Park, Veris Cellars
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Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Studios on the Park ©
Studios on the Park

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Royal Palms State Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Oak Canyon Nature Center, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Bergamot Station
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Let the collections at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Mingei International Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around La Jolla Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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