38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Santa Rosa
— 4 nights
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
3
San Jose
— 4 nights
4
Fresno
— 2 nights
5
Visalia
— 3 nights
6
Santa Maria
— 4 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
8
Anaheim
— 4 nights
9
San Diego
— 5 nights

4
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
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.
Castello di Amorosa and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Graton Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Rosa side-trips: Judd's Hill MicroCrush (in Napa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: do a tasting at VJB Cellars, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Rosa vacation planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Rosa is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Santa Rosa, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Santa Rosa hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Napa, Graton Gallery, Wine Tours & Tastings, Castello di Amorosa, Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Walt Disney Family Museum and de Young Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Asian Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & California State Railroad Museum). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, cast your line with a fishing tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Santa Rosa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Winchester Mystery House. Get outdoors at Point Lobos and Natural Bridges State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove), Carmel (Carmel River State Beach & Del Mar Beach) and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail (in Monterey).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Jose trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Natural Bridges State Beach, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
nights
Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
On the 15th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, contemplate the long history of Forestiere Underground Gardens, and then play a few rounds at Riverside Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fossil Discovery Center, view the masterpieces at Arte Americas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Fresno Water Tower.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, Fresno is somewhat warmer than San Jose - with highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Visalia.

Things to do in Fresno

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fossil Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Fossil Discovery Center ©
Fossil Discovery Center
Old Fresno Water Tower ©
Old Fresno Water Tower

3
nights
Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Get in touch with nature at Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Canyon National Park and General Grant Tree Trail. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Sequoia National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Visalia tour planner.

Getting from Fresno to Visalia by car takes about an hour. In June in Visalia, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sequoia National Park ©
Sequoia National Park
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

4
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Take a break from the city and head to Friends of the Elephant Seal and Moonstone Beach. Hearst Castle and Presqu'ile Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon), Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria) and Harmony Pottery Works (in Harmony). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove and see the interesting displays at Santa Maria Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Maria online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Visalia to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. Traveling from Visalia in June, expect nights in Santa Maria to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Harmony Pottery Works
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Museum of Flight ©
Santa Maria Museum of Flight
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica Bay and Santa Monica State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Hollywood Bowl Museum. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo, approximately Camarillo away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, get your bearings at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Relax by the water at Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Get some cultural insight at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Palm Springs Air Museum (in Palm Springs) and San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente). The adventure continues: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim visit planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Anaheim are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Palm Springs Air Museum, Crystal Cove, San Clemente Pier, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

5
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Point Loma and Little Italy. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, stroll through Coronado Beach, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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