9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Rochester
Fly:  8 h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
3
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Rochester

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and Lands End. On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Lombard Street, trek along Lands End, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Rochester to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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 3rd (Sun): get great views at Washburn Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thenhike along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in Monterey dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, thengo for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach
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Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Main Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Laguna Beach can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Main Beach ©
Main Beach
Spas

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nights
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego online road trip planner.

Getting from Laguna Beach to San Diego by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Encinitas, South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach
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Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

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