22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
6
San Diego
— 6 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Bolinas Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Papapietro Perry Winery (in Healdsburg) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and trek along Lands End.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker.

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands, Papapietro Perry Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bolinas Beach
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, thensee the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, and finally get your game on at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sacramento trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Sacramento are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Step off the beaten path and head to General Sherman Tree and Kings Canyon National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Giant Forest and Grant Grove. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, cruise along Generals Hwy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sacramento to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and El Capitan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Village, cruise along Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Monica State Beach and Newport Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica Bay and Crystal Cove. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach to see Heisler Park about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get advice or help at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Expect much hotter evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

6
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Coronado Beach. Get some cultural insight at Point Loma and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Oceanside (Harbor Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Encinitas (Swami's Beach & Cardiff State Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside, Encinitas, Coronado, South Carlsbad State Beach
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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