16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Athens

2
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.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, admire the striking features of Mission Inn Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online travel route planner .

Athens, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. In June, Los Angeles is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Greystone Mansion and Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Mission Inn Museum, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park
Mission Inn Museum ©
Mission Inn Museum

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Moonlight State Beach and Windansea Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park and Mission San Luis Rey. Change things up with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach Dog Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, take in the history at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, and get to know the fascinating history of Mission Beach Boardwalk.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlight State Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Mission San Luis Rey
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Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, contemplate the long history of Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, then see the interesting displays at Eastern California Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Mount Whitney Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online itinerary maker .

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are much hotter (43°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Independence, Lone Pine
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Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Head and Dry Creek Vineyard. Get a sense of the local culture at Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Point Reyes Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Pigeon Point Light Station (in Pescadero), Sonoma (Jacuzzi Family Vineyards & Sonoma Valley) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Santa Cruz). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at VJB Cellars.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel app .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Kenwood, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Dry Creek Vineyard, Bodega Head
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Dry Creek Vineyard ©
Dry Creek Vineyard

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Tioga Rd in Lee Vining, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tioga Rd
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd
Valley View ©
Valley View
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

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