4 days in United States Itinerary

4 days in United States Itinerary

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4 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pasadena
car:  4​h
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
car:  2​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Pismo Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Pasadena

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Pasadena to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pasadena in August, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Capitan as well as Half Dome. On the 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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Half Dome ©
Half Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit 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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 18th (Sun), delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House and then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Jose vacation planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in San Jose, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Santa Maria takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from San Jose in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Maria: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Wineries Parks

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach journey maker website .

Pismo Beach is just a short distance from Santa Maria. August in Pismo Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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