36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Half Moon Bay
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 14 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Appreciate the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then stroll around Mariposa Grove.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Visit Pescadero State Beach and Bean Hollow State Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Tall Trees Grove and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Boulder Creek (about 46 minutes away). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and steep yourself in history at Filoli.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Half Moon Bay by combination of bus and train takes about 15.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Half Moon Bay, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Filoli ©
Filoli
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day by day itinerary now includes Jade Cove as well as Pfeiffer State Beach. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Jade Cove ©
Jade Cove

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Third Street Promenade and Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and El Pescador State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo), Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria State Beach) and Malibu (El Matador State Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and shop like a local with The Grove.

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

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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 inner history buff will appreciate Point Loma and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Point Loma ©
Point Loma

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Escape the urban bustle at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Sam's Point Preserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center (in Ansonia), 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park) and Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve (in Milford). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, delve into the lush surroundings at Black Rock Forest Consortium, and don't miss a visit to Central Park.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge ©

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