17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Jose
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
Bakersfield
— 1 night
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
6
Barstow
— 2 nights
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
San Francisco Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, examine the collection at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, thenkick back and relax at New Brighton State Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at San Francisco Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, thentake in nature's colorful creations at UCSC Arboretum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose vacation planner.

Los Angeles to San Jose is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect little chillier with lows of °C in San Jose. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, New Brighton State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, San Francisco Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning site.

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in May, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, thenhike along Panorama Trail, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, thenhike along Four Mile Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kern County Museum, stroll around Hart Memorial Park, thenmeet the residents at California Area Living Museum (CALM), thenexperience rural life at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and finally see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Souza Family Vineyard, steep yourself in history at Tehachapi Loop, and then look for gifts at California Fruit Depot.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bakersfield online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Bakersfield with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Bakersfield are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Tehachapi
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Area Living Museum (CALM)
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip app.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bakersfield in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Dig This ©
Dig This
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

2
nights
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Desert Hills Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The California Route 66 Museum, pause for some photo ops at Painted rocks, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, thenstop by Eddie World, and finally make a trip to Barstow Station.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barstow trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Barstow takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier nights in Barstow, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yermo, The California Route 66 Museum, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Painted rocks
Highlights from your plan
Western America Railroad Museum ©
Western America Railroad Museum
Barstow Harvey House ©
Barstow Harvey House
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy some diversion at Petco Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder app.

Drive from Barstow to San Diego in 3 hours. While traveling from Barstow, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Petco Park ©
Petco Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mission San Juan Capistrano and Heisler Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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