10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Mariposa Grove and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village and then fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

1
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sequoia National Park as well as Hollywood Sign. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Sequoia National Park
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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