16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  8​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Chinatown and then admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria trip builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hearst Ranch Winery
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Cambria Nursery & Florist ©
Cambria Nursery & Florist

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sur in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 43°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get great views at Valley View, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, then learn about winemaking at Frog's Leap Winery, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley, do a tasting at VJB Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rutherford, Sonoma Valley, Benziger Family Winery, VJB Cellars, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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