11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
End: San Francisco

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 6th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel route planner .

In September, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Historic Sites, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then don't miss a visit to Cannery Row.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monterey day trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. There's still lots to do: stroll through Marshall’s Beach, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
China Beach ©
China Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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