34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 22 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Art Beat on Main Street, shop like a local with Africa and Beyond, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and finally meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip website .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Art Beat on Main Street
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

22
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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Hammer Museum and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Place, Third Street Promenade, & more), Anaheim (Little Arabia District, The Disney Gallery, & more) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and view the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pasadena
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then browse the exhibits of Ansel Adams Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planning website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, do a tasting at Dry Creek Vineyard, then examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Healdsburg hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Charles M. Schulz Museum, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum

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