19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Big Sur
— 1 day
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
3
Yountville
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
6
Madera
— 1 night
7
Bakersfield
— 1 night
8
Pasadena
— 1 night
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then hike along Partington Cove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Big Sur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Big Sur reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at iFLY Sacramento, thenexamine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Sacramento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Sacramento sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

1
night
Yountville

Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yountville trip planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Yountville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Yountville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation app.

You can drive from Yountville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yountville in March, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Madera.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Madera

Madera ©
Madera is a city in California and the county seat of Madera County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Nelder Grove.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madera trip itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Madera. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in Madera hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Madera

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nelder Grove ©
Nelder Grove

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, get to know the resident critters at California Area Living Museum (CALM), thenexperience rural life at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bakersfield trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Madera to Bakersfield takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Pasadena.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Area Living Museum (CALM)
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

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night
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
On the 3rd (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Angeles National Forest, thenexamine the collection at The Gamble House, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pasadena road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Pasadena takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bakersfield in April; daily highs in Pasadena reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Pasadena

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Arcadia
Highlights from your plan
Angeles National Forest ©
Angeles National Forest
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, thentake in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, thentake an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Holocaust Memorial.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Pasadena to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Pasadena, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Desert Holocaust Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
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 7th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenadmire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, thenexplore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thenhave fun at Strip Gun Club, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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