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23 days in United States Itinerary
Los Angeles— 6 nights
Anaheim— 1 night
Drive: 1h 45min
San Diego— 4 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
San Francisco— 6 nights
Drive: 4h 15min
Yosemite National Park— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 34h
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City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.
To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Dammam in September, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anaheim.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Heart of Orange County
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): browse the different shops at The Outlets at Orange and then get engrossed in the history at The Richard Nixon Library & Museum.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim itinerary planner.
Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In September, daytime highs in Anaheim are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.
Things to do in Anaheim
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, The Outlets at Orange
America's Finest City
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.Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. USS Midway Museum and Oceanside Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and wander the streets of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip generator.
Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Things to do in San Diego
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and Twin Peaks. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers are in your itinerary. Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to The Embarcadero, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.
To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.
Things to do in San Francisco
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.On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then hike along Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows and then cruise along Tioga Pass.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.
Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Yosemite National Park
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