23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
San Diego
— 9 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Albany

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.
Yosemite Falls has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland) and Northern Mariposa County History Center (in Coulterville). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Washburn Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planning tool .

Albany to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Albany in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Northern Mariposa County History Center
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, then make a trip to Tunnel Log, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, around 66°F, while days are warmer, around 98°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas), Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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