7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h
1
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Santa Clarita
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Moraga
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: San Francisco

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night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary tool .

San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then hike along Gower Gulch Loop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park vacation maker .

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 77°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Gower Gulch Loop ©
Gower Gulch Loop

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Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Clarita road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Santa Clarita in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Clarita when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Theme Parks
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Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Drive from Santa Clarita to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moraga.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Moraga

Moraga ©
Moraga is a suburban incorporated town located in Contra Costa County, California, United States, in the San Francisco Bay Area. On the 6th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Diablo State Park, trek along Lafayette Reservoir, and then take in the exciting artwork at Moraga Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moraga sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Moraga with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in Moraga reach 68°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moraga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lafayette Reservoir, Mount Diablo State Park
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Mount Diablo State Park ©
Mount Diablo State Park
Lafayette Reservoir ©
Lafayette Reservoir
Moraga Art Gallery ©
Moraga Art Gallery

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