11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
5
San Diego
— 1 night
6
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Keep things going the next day: trek along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Montreal, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Montreal in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, thenstroll through Point Lobos, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): stop by AiX, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel route planning tool.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, AiX, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and then hike along Lands End.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, thenstop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living, and then wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Palm Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Palm Springs is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

El Paseo Shopping District
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San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
El Paseo Shopping District ©
El Paseo Shopping District
Wabi Sabi Japan Living ©
Wabi Sabi Japan Living

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego driving holiday website.

Getting from Palm Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in August, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Dana Point Harbor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Laguna Beach day trip tool.

Drive from San Diego to Laguna Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Laguna Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Dana Point Harbor
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Dana Point Harbor ©
Dana Point Harbor

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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 15th (Thu), shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, thenshop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Laguna Beach to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

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