14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Bus:  5 h 45 min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planning tool.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries
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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf and then enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then have fun at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in May since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), get great views at Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, Blue & Gold Fleet, and other attractions. Explore San Francisco further: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, visit SoMa, walk around Golden Gate Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trips

Calistoga, Beringer Vineyards, Rutherford Hill Winery
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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