20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
9
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sofia

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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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some familiar sights at Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stop by LA Farmers' Market.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can 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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get great views at Dante's View and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online visit planner .

Getting from San Diego to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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 somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. 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

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

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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): delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, then trek along General Grant Tree Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. May in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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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): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wawona trip planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Wawona in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wawona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
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 learn about winemaking at Goosecross Cellars, then do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Jessup Cellars.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yountville day trip site .

Drive from Wawona to Yountville in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in May, things will get little chillier in Yountville: highs are around 27°C and lows about 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
Bell Wine Cellars ©
Bell Wine Cellars

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): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and finally don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Yountville to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yountville in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Peace Church, then stroll around Alum Rock Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Gatos Creek Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

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Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Our Lady of Peace Church ©
Our Lady of Peace Church

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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.
Bring the kids along to Old Mission Santa Barbara and Sunny Fields Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Camarillo Public Library and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carpinteria State Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Lotusland.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel planner.

Getting from San Jose to Santa Barbara by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from San Jose in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria State Beach, Sunny Fields Park, Camarillo Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Point Defiance Park and Hands On Children's Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Pike Place Market. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park (in Eatonville), Roozengaarde Display Garden (in Mount Vernon) and Bainbridge Island (Bloedel Reserve & Eagle Harbor Wine Co. Tasting Room). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle online route planner .

Fly from Santa Barbara to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Bainbridge Island, Hands On Children's Museum, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Roozengaarde Display Garden, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle
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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