17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Sunnyvale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Visalia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
El Portal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

2
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 Twin Peaks, 16 Avenue Tiled Steps and Lands End. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, make a trip to 16 Avenue Tiled Steps, then get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sunnyvale.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
Sunnyvale is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. You've now added Computer History Museum to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Hoover Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Sunnyvale side-trips: San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and design of Stanford University.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sunnyvale trip builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sunnyvale takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco, Palo Alto, Computer History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gray Whale Cove State Beach as well as Half Moon Bay State Beach. On the 15th (Mon), stroll through Poplar Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pomponio State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Gray Whale Cove State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, and finally hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pacific Grove travel route planner .

You can drive from Sunnyvale to Pacific Grove in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Sunnyvale in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Pacific Grove, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, Scenic Road Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Gray Whale Cove State Beach ©
Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Pomponio State Beach ©
Pomponio 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. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Morro Bay tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pacific Grove to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Pacific Grove in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Morro Bay, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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.
You've added Malibu Pier, Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), take in the architecture and design of University of California, Santa Barbara, then take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cold Spring Tavern. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier and then examine the collection at The Getty Villa.

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Getting from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Malibu
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

4
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 The Getty Center, California Science Center, The Broad, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Grove.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Beverly Hills Trolley
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

1
night
Visalia

Visalia
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. On the 24th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Visalia trip maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Visalia takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Visalia to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Portal.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks Nature Outdoors

2
nights
El Portal

El Portal ©
El Portal is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tuolumne Meadows, Lembert Dome and Olmsted Point. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally hike along Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then trek along Lembert Dome.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Portal trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Visalia to El Portal in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in El Portal when traveling from Visalia in July, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Portal

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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