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
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Truckee
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip planner .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Los Angeles. Traveling from London in April, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kids will enjoy North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 13th (Sat), have fun and explore at KidZone Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Truckee River Legacy Trail, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee Bike Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Truckee day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Truckee River Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Carmel with a short trip to McWay Falls in Big Sur, about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the activities along Monterey Bay and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip site .

Getting from Truckee to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Truckee in April, expect nights in Carmel to be warmer, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Big Sur, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Cable Car Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco journey builder site .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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