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


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.
On the 30th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

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Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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 1st (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally have fun at RocketBoat.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
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 6th (Thu), examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

8
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, & more). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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