17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sao Paulo

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of the city life by going to Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront activity at Fort Mason Center, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with State Street, then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, and finally stop by Chocolate Maya.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Chocolate Maya ©
Chocolate Maya

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, get great views at Lookout Studio, take in a show at Hopi House, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey maker .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Escape the urban bustle at The Plaza and Balloon Rides. Visit Canyon Road and Coronado Historic Site for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tingley Beach, have fun at Downs at Albuquerque, and get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque visit planning site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Albuquerque, with lows around -3°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Coronado Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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