22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch a movie at California Science Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get great views at Tunnel View, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Keep things going the next day: hike along General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and then grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Book Passage and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco route planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, San Francisco is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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