17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection.

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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
On the 30th (Fri), get in on the excitement at Petco Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Island
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Petco Park ©
Petco Park

3
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip app .

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 September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be little chillier, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the views from Pohono Bridge, get great views at Valley View, then trek along Four Mile Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Tioga Pass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and then don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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