15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Lodi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Palo Alto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Carmel
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

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 26th (Sun): get curious at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. On your second day here, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

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If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lodi.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Lodi

Lodi ©
Lodi is a city located in San Joaquin County, California, in the northern portion of California's Central Valley. On the 28th (Tue), do a tasting at Klinker Brick Winery and then walk around Lodi Lake Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at World of Wonders Science Museum, get to know the resident critters at Micke Grove Zoo, and then learn about winemaking at Harney Lane Winery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lodi trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from San Francisco to Lodi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Lodi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Lodi

Wineries Parks Childrens Museums
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Klinker Brick Winery ©
Klinker Brick Winery
Micke Grove Zoo ©
Micke Grove Zoo
World of Wonders Science Museum ©
World of Wonders Science Museum

2
nights
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and design of Stanford University. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Stanford Shopping Center, admire the masterpieces at Cantor Arts Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Palo Alto trip tool.

You can drive from Lodi to Palo Alto in 2 hours. When traveling from Lodi in April, plan for little chillier days in Palo Alto, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Computer History Museum, Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Cantor Arts Center ©
Cantor Arts Center
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Computer History Museum ©
Computer History Museum

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, cruise along West Cliff Drive, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz road trip planner.

Drive from Palo Alto to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Palo Alto in May, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Cruz, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery ©

6
nights
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. Family-friendly places like Point Lobos and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park & Pfeiffer State Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Carmel online itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Carmel sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Big Sur
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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