23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + taxi:  15​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Santa Ynez
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Coos Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
Sydney

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade and then stroll through Santa Monica Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Santa Monica is minus 18 hours. In October in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then wander the streets of State Street.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara tour planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Monica in October since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Ynez.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
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Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities of the Santa Ynez Valley. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Wildling Museum, look for gifts at Global Gardens, then do a tasting at Carhartt Vineyard, and finally see the interesting displays at Parks-Janeway Carriage House.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Ynez vacation planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez by car takes about an hour. October in Santa Ynez sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Ynez

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Wildling Museum
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Parks-Janeway Carriage House
Parks-Janeway Carriage House
Carhartt Vineyard
Carhartt Vineyard
Wildling Museum
Wildling Museum

3
days
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Elephant Seal Rookery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pfeiffer State Beach and Piedras Blancas. Take a break from San Simeon with a short trip to McWay Falls in Big Sur, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery Tasting Room, and look for gifts at Sebastian General Store.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Ynez to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Ynez in October, you will find days in San Simeon are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

2
days
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridges State Beach and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz itinerary planner.

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Cruz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Cruz, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

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day
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Jose itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in San Jose sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House

4
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point. Escape the urban bustle at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Tenaya Lake. There's lots more to do: cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Wawona Meadow, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Jose to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. When traveling from San Jose in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -1°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to California Academy of Sciences and Cable Car Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Mumm Napa. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
China Beach
China Beach

2
days
Coos Bay

Coos Bay ©
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, then examine the collection at Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, and then stop by Langlois Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coos Bay holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Coos Bay. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Coos Bay hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint, Langlois Market, Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint ©
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum ©
Langlois Market ©
Langlois Market

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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 1st (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coos Bay to San Diego. Traveling from Coos Bay in October, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan

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Anaheim

Anaheim
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach and then make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim tour planner.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Disney
Downtown Disney
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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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.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping
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The Grove ©
The Grove

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