21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kenwood
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sofia

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sofia to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kenwood.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
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Kenwood

Kenwood ©
Kenwood, California is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States, located on Sonoma Highway (State Route 12) between the cities of Santa Rosa and Sonoma. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kenwood attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Kenwood takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kenwood when traveling from San Francisco in May, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Kenwood

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Safari West, Modus Operandi Cellars, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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Safari West ©
Safari West

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz online tour planner .

You can drive from Kenwood to Santa Cruz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In May, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

Planning Yosemite National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara in 6.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Santa Barbara at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 5th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oregon Zoo, then have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and then try for a hole-in-one at Oaks Amusement Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portland vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Portland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June; daily highs in Portland reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Fun & Games Theme Parks Parks
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Oaks Amusement Park ©
Oaks Amusement Park
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, shop like a local with Glasshouse Studio, then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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