15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip website.

Manchester, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Spanish Village Art Center ©
Spanish Village Art Center

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.
The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Observatory and Autry Museum of the American West. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach, and stop by Amoeba Music.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at AiX, kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Lovers Point, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Monterey at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to Ansel Adams Gallery or Yosemite Museum Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Monterey in October, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and St. Dominic Church. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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