10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Carmel
— Few hours
Bus + Fly:  3 h
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
End: San Diego

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Santa Barbara

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.
To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara custom trip planner.

San Diego to Santa Barbara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Santa Barbara. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are much hotter (94°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
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Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Yosemite Village, trek along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, make a trip to Olmsted Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 79°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Family-friendly places like The Exploratorium and Ghirardelli Square will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, get a new perspective on nature at California Academy of Sciences, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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. To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carmel sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Carmel, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the San Diego travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 75°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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