8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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San Simeon
— 1 night
2
San Jose
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle Theater as well as Moonstone Beach. On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach and then catch a live performance at Hearst Castle Theater.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip builder.

Escondido to San Simeon is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of tram, train, and flight; or do a combination of tram, train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Escondido in May, expect nights in San Simeon to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle Theater ©
Hearst Castle Theater

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mystery Spot as well as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House, take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Jose journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Jose takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Cruz
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Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Mystery Spot ©
Mystery Spot

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from San Jose to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from San Jose in May, expect Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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nights
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 9th (Thu): hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park, take a memorable drive along Tioga Rd, and then explore the activities along Convict Lake.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lee Vining
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Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake

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