28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 13 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Seal Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

13
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, cast your line with a fishing tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bodega Dunes, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
Fishing Charters & Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dodger Stadium as well as Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles planning app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much hotter at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons ©
Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons

2
nights
Seal Beach

Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach is a city in Orange County, California. You've now added Seal Beach to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), stroll through Newport Beach and then browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Toes on the Nose Surf Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, then browse the different shops at Shoreline Village, and finally kick back and relax at Seal Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Seal Beach road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Seal Beach in an hour. In August in Seal Beach, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Seal Beach

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Toes on the Nose Surf Shop, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Newport Beach, Shoreline Village, Irvine Spectrum Center
Highlights from your plan
Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SeaWorld San Diego as well as San Diego Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and finally shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

3
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.
You've now added Crystal Cave to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

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