20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pismo Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Groveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Fresno
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bakersfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Ontario
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Belfast

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Belfast, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Belfast to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belfast in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

3
nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach and Morro Strand State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cambria (Cambria Nursery & Florist & Fiscalini Ranch Preserve) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Santa Ynez). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, experience rural life at Avila Valley Barn, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pismo Beach online day trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pismo Beach, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, Morro Bay, Avila Valley Barn, Speed Boats Tours, William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Breakwater, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then identify plant and animal life at Del Monte Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Grove Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally explore and take pictures at Lovers Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monterey holiday planner .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Pismo Beach in September, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos
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Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Breakwater ©
Breakwater
Del Monte Beach ©
Del Monte Beach

2
nights
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 25th (Tue): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Groveland.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
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Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
China Beach ©
China Beach

2
nights
Groveland

Groveland ©
Groveland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Twain Harte Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Groveland itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Groveland takes 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Groveland are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Groveland

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ironstone Vineyards, Pioneer Yosemite History Center, Twain Harte Lake
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Ironstone Vineyards ©
Ironstone Vineyards
Rainbow Pool ©
Rainbow Pool

2
nights
Fresno

Fresno ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Old Town Clovis. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Idle Hour Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fresno trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Groveland to Fresno in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Groveland in September: high temperatures in Fresno hover around 39°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Fresno

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Old Town Clovis, Idle Hour Winery, Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area ©
Idle Hour Winery ©
Idle Hour Winery
Simonian Farms ©
Simonian Farms

3
nights
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 2nd (Tue), explore and take pictures at Kern County Raceway Park and then learn about winemaking at Souza Family Vineyard. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cesar E. Chavez National Monument and then experience rural life at Murray Family Farms.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fresno to Bakersfield takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, Souza Family Vineyard
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Cesar E. Chavez National Monument ©
Cesar E. Chavez National Monument
Souza Family Vineyard ©
Souza Family Vineyard
Kern County Raceway Park ©
Kern County Raceway Park

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.
On the 4th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour builder .

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ontario.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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night
Ontario

Ontario ©
Ontario is a city located in southwestern San Bernardino County, California, United States, east of downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Heaps Peak Arboretum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ontario trip planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Ontario by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, Ontario is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontario

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Joseph Filippi Winery, Heaps Peak Arboretum, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary ©
Joseph Filippi Winery ©
Joseph Filippi Winery

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