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
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Barstow
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Premium Outlets. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, see the interesting displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Brighton State Beach, and finally get some fabulous bargains at San Francisco Premium Outlets. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, then admire the natural beauty at UCSC Arboretum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose online attractions planner .

Los Angeles to San Jose is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Jose, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, New Brighton State Beach, 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from San Jose in May, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Four Mile Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, stroll through Hart Memorial Park, meet the residents at California Area Living Museum (CALM), then admire all the interesting features of Murray Family Farms, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Souza Family Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at Tehachapi Loop, and then stop by California Fruit Depot.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield trip 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 somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Tehachapi
Highlights from your plan
Hart Memorial Park ©
Hart Memorial Park
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn ©

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.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online holiday maker .

You can drive from Bakersfield to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bakersfield in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan

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. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The California Route 66 Museum, pause for some photo ops at Painted rocks, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, then look for gifts at Eddie World, and finally don't miss a visit to Barstow Station.

Plan my day in Barstow using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Las Vegas to Barstow in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Barstow. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, stroll through San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy some diversion at Petco Park.

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You can drive from Barstow to San Diego in 3 hours. While traveling from Barstow, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time 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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Heisler Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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