18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at City Lights Booksellers and Grace Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Golden Gate Promenade, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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 15th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at de Young Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Tenderloin Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally make a trip to Book Passage.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then look for gifts at AiX, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Canepa Motorsports Museum, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

AiX, Canepa Motorsports Museum, Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Chocolate Maya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Barbara vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
On the 23rd (Thu), stop by Petaluma Seed Bank, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then savor the flavors at Mumm Napa. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Petaluma Seed Bank, Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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