21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fresno
drive:  4​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Stockton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Fresno

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.
You've now added Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and El Capitan. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel planning site .

Fresno to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. When traveling from Fresno in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockton.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
Stockton

Stockton ©
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Bob Hope Theatre and then admire the masterpieces at The Haggin Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Stockton route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Stockton by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Stockton: highs are around 92°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Stockton

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Haggin Museum ©
The Haggin Museum
Historic Bob Hope Theatre ©
Historic Bob Hope Theatre

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room, Sacramento Zoo and California State Capitol Museum. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): meet the residents at Sacramento Zoo and then examine the collection at California State Capitol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sacramento travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Stockton to Sacramento takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Sacramento are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room ©

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Zoo as well as Ghirardelli Square. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. There's more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sacramento to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Sacramento, expect much colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toSanta Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Pigeon Point Light Station, admire all the interesting features of Shark Fin Cove, and then immerse yourself in nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, don't miss a visit to S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip maker website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Pigeon Point Light Station, S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship, Shark Fin Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Pigeon Point Light Station ©
Pigeon Point Light Station

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then steep yourself in history at Cannery Row.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Monterey road trip planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel River State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach, and then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Morro Bay
Highlights from your plan
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then wander the streets of State Street.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara vacation planner .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in June, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You'll get in some beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Avila Adobe, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at Discovery Cube Orange County, and then kick back and relax at Huntington Dog Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim itinerary planner.

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In June, daytime highs in Anaheim are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Huntington Dog Beach, Discovery Cube Orange County, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Discovery Cube Orange County ©
Discovery Cube Orange County

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