22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Truckee
— Few hours
Bus:  9 h 15 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
10
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
San Diego
— 3 nights
End: San Diego

1
night
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 8th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Lake Tahoe has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): walk around Sonoma Plaza. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Hagafen Cellars, then do a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Napa to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Lake Tahoe, Sonoma Plaza
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

few
hours
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip builder website.

You can drive from Napa to Truckee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Truckee when traveling from Napa in July, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Adventure Outdoors Parks
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River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): cruise along Tioga Pass, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally don't miss a visit to Washburn Point. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Truckee to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake and then explore the activities along Lake Mary.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes online travel planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary ©
Lake Mary
Convict Lake ©
Convict Lake

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and finally explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Santa Barbara is known for historic sites, adventure, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, stroll around Shoreline Park, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Barbara using our trip planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for much colder days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

5
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim road trip planner.

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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