18 days in United States & Porto Alegre Itinerary

18 days in United States & Porto Alegre Itinerary

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18 days in United States & Porto Alegre Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h 30​min
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
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Shaver Lake, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Fresno, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Mariposa, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Avila Beach, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Amazon Rainforest and then take an in-depth tour of Centro Historico Cultural Santa Casa.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Porto Alegre online visit planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Salgado Filho Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Amazon Rainforest
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Amazon Rainforest ©
Amazon Rainforest
Centro Historico Cultural Santa Casa ©

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planner.

You can fly from Porto Alegre to Los Angeles in 19.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

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Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Diego, United States

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.
On the 7th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. On your second day here, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shaver Lake.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Shaver Lake, United States

Shaver Lake ©
Shaver Lake is a census-designated place in Fresno County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): ride a horse along Shaver Stable.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shaver Lake tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Shaver Lake. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Shaver Lake are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Shaver Lake

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Shaver Stable ©
Shaver Stable

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Fresno, United States

Fresno ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Shinzen Japanese Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town Clovis.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fresno tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Shaver Lake to Fresno in 1.5 hours. In May in Fresno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mariposa.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Old Town Clovis
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Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Old Town Clovis ©
Old Town Clovis

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Mariposa, United States

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stop by Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts, then get engrossed in the history at Mariposa Museum and History Center, then steep yourself in history at Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail, and finally explore the activities along Merced River.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariposa road trip planning tool .

Drive from Fresno to Mariposa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Merced River
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Merced River ©
Merced River
Mariposa Museum and History Center ©
Mariposa Museum and History Center
Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts ©
Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts

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Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Arnold to see White Pines Lake about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and contemplate the geological forces at Panum Crater.

To find maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mariposa in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

White Pines Lake, Panum Crater
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online vacation planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Avila Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Avila Beach, United States

Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier, then grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Avila Beach trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Avila Beach. May in Avila Beach sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Avila Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Pismo Pier
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

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