13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Monterey
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Burbank
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Visit Alcatraz Island and Fort Point for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the galleries of California Academy of Sciences, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Visiting Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Big Sur (Partington Cove & McWay Falls). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and take an in-depth tour of Colton Hall Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip generator.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Monterey to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Burbank.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Parks Outdoors
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Burbank

Burbank ©
Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the striking features of The Gamble House and then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Burbank custom trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Burbank in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Burbank: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Burbank

Museums

Side Trip

Pasadena
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Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House

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.
Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, and get curious at California Science Center.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

Los Angeles is very close to Burbank. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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