31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Tahoe City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Six Flags Magic Mountain and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Step out of Santa Monica to go to Malibu and see El Pescador State Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica journey planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santa Monica is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and tram; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

El Pescador State Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Jalama Beach. Step out of Santa Barbara with an excursion to Global Gardens in Los Olivos--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, wander the streets of State Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of tram and train. Traveling from Santa Monica in October, Santa Barbara is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Global Gardens, Butterfly Beach, Jalama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Safari West. Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Healdsburg (Zichichi Family Vineyard & Healdsburg Plaza), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Dedicate the 15th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa online trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Napa, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

#Tours, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg, V. Sattui Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Goat Rock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carson Pass and Tallac Historic Site. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, trek along Mt. Tallac Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church, and relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Napa to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Napa in October; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 20°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tahoe City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Carson Pass ©
Carson Pass
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

3
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Donner Golf Course. Step out of Tahoe City to go to Truckee and see Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Truckee River Bike Trail, steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, get outside with SWA Watersports, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Northstar Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tahoe City online route planner .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Tahoe City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Tahoe City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Lake Tahoe, SWA Watersports
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Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Donner Golf Course ©
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Donner Lake Watersports & Marina ©
Donner Lake Watersports & Marina

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Tahoe City to Los Angeles by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tahoe City in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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