12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Detroit
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
train:  30​min
Anaheim
— 1 night
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
Detroit

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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 2nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey builder .

Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

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

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Beaches

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Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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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. On the 5th (Tue), kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip planner .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In June, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

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#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

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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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip builder app .

Drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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days
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.
On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along May Lake Trailhead and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Big Sur in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 94°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

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#Nature, #Parks
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica journey site .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Monica in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June: highs in Santa Monica hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Beaches, #Nature, #Parks
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, and then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planner .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

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#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim route planning app .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. June in Anaheim sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Anaheim Packing District ©
Anaheim Packing District

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