18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planning site

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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.
Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary tool

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is much hotter at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the next day, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim attractions planner

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: Joshua Tree National Park (in Twentynine Palms), Palm Desert (Jensen's Finest Foods & Living Desert Zoo & Gardens) and Temecula (Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, stop by Crystal Fantasy, and take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs tour itinerary planner

You can drive from Anaheim to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Anaheim, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 26°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Temecula, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ©
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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