35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 21 nights
End: Los Angeles

4
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 Wine Tours & Tastings, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery and then play a few rounds at Wawona Golf Course.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Placerita Canyon Nature Center and then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue and then kick back and relax at Hermosa Beach Pier.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Santa Monica are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Placerita Canyon Nature Center, Rodeo Drive, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

2
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History and then look for all kinds of wild species at Morro Bay National Estuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): stop by Pasolivo Olive Oil, then do a tasting at Halter Ranch Vineyard, then do a tasting at Tablas Creek Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Adelaida Cellars.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Luis Obispo road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Luis Obispo when traveling from Santa Monica in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Paso Robles, Morro Bay
Highlights from your plan
Tablas Creek Vineyard ©
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Halter Ranch Vineyard ©
Halter Ranch Vineyard
Adelaida Vineyards & Winery ©
Adelaida Vineyards & Winery

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 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach and then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then wander the streets of State Street.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip site .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

21
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Getty Center The Publications and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (in Lancaster), Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary (in Phelan) and Sherman Library & Gardens (in Corona del Mar). Have a day of magic on the 12th (Sat) at Disneyland Park. Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente Pier, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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