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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Crescent City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Marseille

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Visit Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

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If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Take a break from the city and head to Redwood National Park and Northcoast Marine Mammal Center. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean World, identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove, and cruise along Howland Hill Road.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Crescent City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Crescent City hover around 16°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tahoe, and then examine the collection at Tahoe City Field Station. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Northstar California and then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor.

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Traveling by car from Crescent City to Truckee takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Crescent City in April, Truckee is cooler at night with lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tahoe City Field Station, Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Northstar California ©
Northstar California

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.
Get in touch with nature at North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

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Explore your travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, do a tasting at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Santa Maria. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May; daily highs in Santa Maria reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Monarch Butterfly Grove
Highlights from your plan
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Star Wars Launch Bay, & more). There's more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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