32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Poznan
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Bishop
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Poznan

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate California State Railroad Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and St. Ignatius Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

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Poznan, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Poznan to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Poznan in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Santa Rosa, VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 9th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, contemplate the long history of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and finally hike along Scenic Road Walkway. On the next day, kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then see the interesting displays at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, then see the interesting displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Capitan and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: cruise along Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Bishop.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hike along Big Stump Basin, then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, then take a peaceful walk through Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and finally look for gifts at Bishop Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at McGee Creek, then view the masterpieces at Mountain Light Gallery, and finally take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishop trip builder tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Bishop by bus takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect Bishop to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Inyo National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ©
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 16th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Beatty Museum & Historical Society, then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town of Schwab and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bishop to Death Valley National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Bishop in September, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Beatty Museum & Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Beatty Museum & Historical Society ©
Beatty Museum & Historical Society
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

2
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ladder Canyon Trail, then take a memorable drive along Box Canyon Road, then take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis. Keep things going the next day: trek along Split Rock, then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mecca, General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum ©
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

5
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and La Jolla Shores Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Loma and Coronado Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Mission Beach Boardwalk, steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip app.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coronado, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mission San Juan Capistrano and The Broad. Get a sense of the local culture at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda) and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum