7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Tahoe City
— Few hours
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Boston

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Francisco. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 72°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally hike along Wawona Meadow.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip generator.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

few
hours
Tahoe City

Tahoe City
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City sightseeing planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tahoe City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toSanta Monica.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Magicopolis, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica travel itinerary creator.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tahoe City to Santa Monica. Traveling from Tahoe City in August, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (76°F), and nights are warmer (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Nature Parks
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Magicopolis ©
Magicopolis

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in San Diego, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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