13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sacramento
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  7​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Segway Los Angeles, Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Pier, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, cruise the town with Segway Los Angeles, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Segway Los Angeles ©
Segway Los Angeles

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at The Luffa Farm, then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and finally relax in the rural setting at Avila Valley Barn.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Maria by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Santa Maria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pismo Pier, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, The Luffa Farm, Avila Valley Barn
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Avila Valley Barn ©
Avila Valley Barn
The Luffa Farm ©
The Luffa Farm
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Marina Green, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, then admire all the interesting features of Capitol Park, and then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip maker site .

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sacramento, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Capitol Park ©
Capitol Park
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

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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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online visit planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Historic Sites
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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 27th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online route planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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