24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h
1
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 16 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 12th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sacramento Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and then grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sacramento, use our trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Sacramento is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sacramento, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sacramento in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

16
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, & more) and Knott's Berry Farm (in Buena Park). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum, Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Bergamot Station, kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, and then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, and then look for gifts at Magicopolis.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip maker app .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. In May, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Zuma Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Pacific Park ©
Pacific Park
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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