17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Glasgow
Fly:  15​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Glasgow

5
days
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

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Glasgow, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In January, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. On the 12th (Fri), make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, then hike along Point Lobos State Reserve, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Monterey sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

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Getting from Monterey to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. January in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

4
days
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 38 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
days
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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