15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Los Angeles
— Few hours
2
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
3
Carmel
— 5 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
San Francisco
— 1 night

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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 8th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Los Angeles. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, thentake a memorable drive along State Street Underpass, thenmeet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara route maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Carmel is known for beaches, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Point Lobos, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Cove and Gibson Beach, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Carmel by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: highs in Carmel hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Garland Ranch Regional Park, Bird Rock Vista Point
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco road trip app.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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