21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Yosemite National Park
1
Yosemite National Park
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
End: Yosemite National Park

11
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Sierra at Tahoe (in Twin Bridges), Kirkwood Mountain Resort (in Kirkwood) and Twain Harte Lake (in Twain Harte). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, trek along May Lake Trailhead, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Yosemite National Park. In May in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Twain Harte Lake, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Bodie State Historic Park, Sierra at Tahoe, Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

3
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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 Ocean Beach as well as Fisherman's Wharf. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bodega Dunes and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. June in Carmel sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Salt Creek Interpretive Trail, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park vacation planning website .

You can drive from Carmel to Death Valley National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much hotter days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 98°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Museum of Western Film History, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
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Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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