16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dardanelle
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Raleigh

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oracle Park. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally explore and take pictures at Oracle Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Raleigh to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Raleigh to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

few
hours
Dardanelle

Dardanelle ©
You've now added Sonora Pass to your itinerary.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dardanelle online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Dardanelle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Dardanelle to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Dardanelle

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sonora Pass ©
Sonora Pass

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Taft Point, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Dardanelle to Yosemite National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dardanelle in June, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 43°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You've added Point Sur State Historic Park, Bixby Bridge, McWay Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur route tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Big Sur, with highs around 68°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

6
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 Union Station, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Griffith Park Horse Rentals, and other attractions you added. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Montana Avenue, & more). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at The Grove, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, and make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planner.

You can fly from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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 79°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Malibu, SkyThrills!
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Dante's View has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), get great views at Dante's View, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 98°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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