9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  5​h
1
Oakland
— Few hours
taxi:  30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  2​h 30​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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Oakland

Oakland
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Planning Oakland trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Indianapolis to Oakland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, expect Oakland to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 58°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakland

Wineries Parks Tours
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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online tour planner .

San Francisco is just a stone's throw from Oakland. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Pinos Lighthouse as well as 17-Mile Drive. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Pinos Lighthouse
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

2
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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation maker tool .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 46°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giant Forest Museum, General Sherman Tree, Generals Hwy, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Thu), get answers to all your questions at Kings Canyon Visitor Center, take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, then get all the information you need at Giant Forest Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey site .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 98°F and lows of 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Kings Canyon Visitor Center ©
Kings Canyon Visitor Center

1
night
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.
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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