17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
car:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Amoeba Music, Alcatraz Island, and other attractions you added.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well as Santa Cruz Wharf. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz day trip app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Wharf ©
Santa Cruz Wharf

3
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.
You've now added El Capitan to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and El Portal Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Twain Harte Lake (in Twain Harte) and Indigeny Reserve (in Sonora). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Portal Market, Twain Harte Lake, Indigeny Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Portal Market ©
El Portal Market
Indigeny Reserve ©
Indigeny Reserve

6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Melrose Avenue, Universal Studios Hollywood, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and other attractions. Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Downtown Huntington Beach, Old Pasadena
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planning site .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In June in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Parks Tours

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