18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
5
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay. On the 14th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally stroll through Point Lobos.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey tour builder tool .

San Francisco to Monterey is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Monterey, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica). Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, wander the streets of The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Half Dome has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in April, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 17°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Sur State Historic Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Big Sur when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Big Sur to San Francisco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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