17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Bus:  8​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
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.
On the 12th (Wed), stroll through Manhattan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Buenos Aires in September, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 14th (Fri), trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planning app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Four Mile Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lembert Dome and Mono Lake County Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along May Lake Trailhead, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, don't miss a visit to Valley View, and stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

4
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 Fort Ross State Historic Park and Mumm Napa. Kids will enjoy Rockaway Beach and Bodega Head. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), Half Moon Bay State Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. You will leave for Morro Bay on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Charles M. Schulz Museum, Mumm Napa, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Rockaway Beach, Fort Ross State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

2
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, and then grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Morro Bay trip maker site .

Getting from Big Sur to Morro Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Big Sur in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Morro Bay, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 26th (Wed), you're off toUniversal City.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Piedras Blancas Light Station, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, Hearst Ranch Winery
Highlights from your plan
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum ©
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 25th (Tue), trek along Partington Cove, then admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Big Sur takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Morro Bay in September, you will find days in Big Sur are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Andrew Molera State Park ©
Andrew Molera State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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