18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hike along California Coastal Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park online route maker.

San Francisco to Redwood National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at Lake Tahoe Yoga, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then capture your vacation like a pro with Tahoe Photographic Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, then take an unforgettable tour with HeliTahoe, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to South Lake Tahoe. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Redwood National Park in May since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), HeliTahoe, Lake Tahoe Yoga
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
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Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
HeliTahoe ©
HeliTahoe

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point and then walk around Mariposa Grove.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Take a break from Big Sur with a short trip to Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, and admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Sur road trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 17th (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anaheim road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Anaheim takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: high temperatures in Anaheim hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego attractions planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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