18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Guerneville
— 1 night
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Sonoma
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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McMinnville
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (in La Jolla) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & 26-Mile Bike Path). Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday tool.

Rochester to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Rochester in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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 31st (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and stroll through Mariposa Grove.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Guerneville.
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Guerneville — 1 night

Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and then learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Guerneville day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Guerneville with the Route module. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Guerneville, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.
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Sonoma — 1 night

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
On the 4th (Fri), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sonoma trip planner.

Getting from Guerneville to Sonoma by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Sonoma sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then stop by Fisherman's Wharf. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Sonoma in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to McMinnville.
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McMinnville — 2 nights

McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Carlton Winemakers Studio and then see the interesting displays at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): do a tasting at Bells Up Winery, then look for gifts at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and then do a tasting at Adelsheim Vineyard.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to McMinnville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get a bit cooler in McMinnville: highs are around 53°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 4 nights

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and see the interesting displays at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from McMinnville to Seattle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Seattle, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Sonoma County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.
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