33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 25 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then don't miss a visit to Valley View, and then stroll through Four Mile Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at June Lake Brewing, then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and then make a trip to Pothole Dome.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

June Lake Brewing
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Valley View ©
Valley View
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
June Lake Brewing ©
June Lake Brewing

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): do a tasting at Fess Parker, then experience rural life at Ostrich Land, and then admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines. On your second day here, look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village, then admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lotusland.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Fess Parker, Carpinteria State Beach, Ventura Harbor Village, Old Mission Santa Ines, Ostrich Land
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
Ventura Harbor Village ©
Ventura Harbor Village

25
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Castello di Amorosa and Haight-Ashbury for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Bodega Dunes and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Inverness (Drakes Estero & Tomales Bay State Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bean Hollow State Beach, and get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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Getting from Santa Barbara to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento, St. Helena, Napa, Healdsburg, Guerneville
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Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Casa de Fruta, take in the history at Mission San Antonio de Padua, and then view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Frog Pond Wetland Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina State Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Big Sur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Frog Pond Wetland Preserve, Marina State Beach, Casa de Fruta, Mission San Antonio de Padua
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Marina State Beach ©
Marina State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua

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