24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at California Academy of Sciences and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Modus Operandi Cellars, Wine Tours & Tastings, Safari West, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Newport Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Disney Gallery and Oceanside Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney, and stop by The Lego Store.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planning app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In April in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oceanside, Crystal Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Old Town Temecula, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
nights
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Carmel Art Association and Moto Talbott. Bring the kids along to Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Carmel to Scotts Valley to see Canepa Motorsports Museum about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, look for gifts at AiX, and see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in April: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, 17-Mile Drive, Canepa Motorsports Museum, Moto Talbott, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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