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
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

10
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Tehachapi (Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique & Tehachapi Mountain Park), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Malibu (El Matador State Beach, Charmlee Wilderness Park, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Third Street Promenade, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary builder app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Malibu, Santa Monica, Tehachapi, Big Bear Lake
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip site .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
Dolphin & Whale Watching
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and then hike along Four Mile Trail. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get great views at Valley View, then explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally stroll through Panorama Trail.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are much colder (28°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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