9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  5 h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Minneapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along May Lake Trailhead, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip builder app.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

2
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 84°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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