31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sacramento
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 10 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

6
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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (in Mount Laguna). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, Lions, Tigers & Bears
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

9
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.
The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Melrose Trading Post and Hammer Museumfor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, & more). The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Appreciate the collections at California State Railroad Museum and Roseville Telephone Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Gray Lodge Wildlife Area (in Butte City), Wilderness Archery (in Rocklin) and West Coast Falconry (in Marysville). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cosumnes River Preserve, learn about winemaking at The Undergound Tasting Room, see the interesting displays at California State Capitol Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento travel planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sacramento in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Sacramento hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Wilderness Archery, West Coast Falconry, Colusa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Cosumnes River Preserve ©
Cosumnes River Preserve

10
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Love Tours as well as Marrakech Magic Theater. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ghirardelli Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Santa Rosa (Safari West & St. Francis Winery and Vineyards), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Modus Operandi Cellars, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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