17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  6​h
1
San Clemente
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Granite Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Livermore
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Granite Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Phoenix

3
nights
San Clemente

San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching as well as LEGOLAND California. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Clemente State Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Clemente trip planning tool .

Phoenix to San Clemente is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get much colder in San Clemente: highs are around 67°F and lows about 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Clemente

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, LEGOLAND California
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

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. You've now added Dinosaur Caves Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier, then stop by Alapay Cellars, and then kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Clemente to Pismo Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Clemente in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pismo Beach, with lows of 56°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Alapay Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Caves Park ©
Dinosaur Caves Park
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

few
hours
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Jose trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Pismo Beach to San Jose by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner .

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from San Jose, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. You'll set off for Granite Bay on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Granite Bay

Granite Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sunrise Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary, then do a tasting at Dono dal Cielo, an Estate Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Casque Wines.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Granite Bay trip builder tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Granite Bay in 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for warmer days in Granite Bay, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to Livermore.

Things to do in Granite Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Sunrise Mall, Dono dal Cielo, an Estate Vineyard, Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary, Casque Wines
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River Rafting & Tubing
Casque Wines ©
Casque Wines
Sunrise Mall ©
Sunrise Mall

few
hours
Livermore

Livermore ©
Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Altamont Beer Works and then grab your bike and head to Brushy Peak Regional Preserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Livermore, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Granite Bay to Livermore in 2 hours. July in Livermore sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Livermore

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Trails
Highlights from your plan
Brushy Peak Regional Preserve ©
Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
Altamont Beer Works ©
Altamont Beer Works

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Livermore to San Francisco in an hour. Traveling from Livermore in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Granite Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
nights
Granite Bay

Granite Bay ©
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and South Fork American River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and Henningsen Lotus Park. See some other sides of Granite Bay: experience rural life at Otow Orchard, browse the different shops at El Dorado Hills Town Center, stroll around Promontory Park, and stop by Citrus Town Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Granite Bay trip planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Granite Bay in 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Granite Bay: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 62°F at night. You will leave for Monterey on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Granite Bay

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Coloma, El Dorado Hills, Henningsen Lotus Park, Citrus Town Center, Griffith Quarry
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
South Fork American River ©
South Fork American River

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll around Dennis the Menace Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

Drive from Granite Bay to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Granite Bay in July: highs in Monterey hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Tours Parks

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