15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 1 night
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Napa
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then shop like a local with Union Square, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then visit Chinatown.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Safari West has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa trip maker website.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Santa Rosa to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West

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Napa

America's Wine Country

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.
On the 21st (Sat), learn about winemaking at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Napa

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery

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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. Big Basin Redwoods State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carmel sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Napa to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online route planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are in your itinerary. It doesn't end there: stroll through La Jolla Cove and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Visiting Tahquitz Canyon and Coachella Valley Preserve will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Indian Canyons and Palm Springs Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs road trip planning app.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (44°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain

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