20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
6
Yountville
— 1 night
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
8
San Jose
— 1 night
9
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
10
Seattle
— 4 nights

2
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.
You've added LA Farmers' Market, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): see some familiar sights at Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stop by LA Farmers' Market.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Los Angeles is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Sofia in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ©
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
SeaWorld San Diego has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), meet the residents at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Devil's Speedway as well as Dante's View. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day by day itinerary now includes General Grant Tree Trail, Generals Hwy and Giant Forest. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

2
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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. You've now added El Capitan to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then get great views at Valley View, and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Wawona vacation maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona. In May, daytime highs in Wawona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Yountville.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
On the 30th (Sat), walk around Yountville Park, then do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Bell Wine Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Wawona to Yountville takes 4.5 hours. In May, Yountville is slightly colder than Wawona - with highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Goosecross Cellars ©
Goosecross Cellars
Yountville Park ©
Yountville Park
Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery ©
Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Getting from Yountville to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yountville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Peace Church, then walk around Alum Rock Park, then stroll through Los Gatos Creek Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose online attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Our Lady of Peace Church
Highlights from your plan
Alum Rock Park ©
Alum Rock Park
Our Lady of Peace Church ©
Our Lady of Peace Church
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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Santa Barbara

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Mission Santa Barbara and Arroyo Burro County Beach Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Sunny Fields Park (in Solvang) and Camarillo Public Library (in Camarillo). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach and admire the natural beauty at Ganna Walska Lotusland.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara travel site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Jose to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunny Fields Park, Carpinteria State Beach, Camarillo Public Library, Ganna Walska Lotusland
Highlights from your plan
Sunny Fields Park ©
Sunny Fields Park
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Defiance Park and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Bainbridge Island (Bloedel Reserve & Eagle Harbor Wine Co. Tasting Room), Roozengaarde Display Garden (in Mount Vernon) and Hands On Children's Museum (in Olympia). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle, and browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bainbridge Island, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle, Roozengaarde Display Garden, Point Defiance Park, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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