22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
8
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

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If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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. On the 25th (Tue), make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Carmel to Santa Monica in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Santa Monica. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas tour planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Monica in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park planning app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mammoth Brewing Company, and then stop by Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Get some cultural insight at Pride Mountain Vineyards and V. Sattui Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Balloon Rides. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Calistoga (von Strasser Family of Wines & Castello di Amorosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by combination of car, flight, subway, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Napa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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