7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Napa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary builder tool .

Newark to Napa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Napa, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, expect nights in Napa to be little chillier, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping
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Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Monterey journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Napa to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from Napa, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Breakwater ©
Breakwater
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally stroll through Partington Cove.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Monterey to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then trek along Four Mile Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in October, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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