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:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Big Sur
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Santa Monica's surroundings by going to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Malibu (Nicholas Canyon Beach & El Pescador State Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and make a trip to Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker site .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Butterfly Beach. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Global Gardens (in Los Olivos) and Jalama Beach (in Lompoc). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

Start your trip to Santa Barbara by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco Bay and Muir Woods National Monument. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Amorosa and Goat Rock Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Zichichi Family Vineyard (in Healdsburg) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa journey planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, Napa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Goat Rock Beach, V. Sattui Winery, Zichichi Family Vineyard
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 discover tucked-away gems like Carson Pass and Vikingsholm. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls, stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, and stroll through Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe day trip planning website .

Getting from Napa to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Napa in October, with highs in South Lake Tahoe at 20°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Carson Pass ©
Carson Pass
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

2
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, immerse yourself in nature at Sugar Pine State Park, and then get outside with SWA Watersports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum, enjoy the sea views from Lake Tahoe, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City tour itinerary tool .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Tahoe City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

California, SWA Watersports
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Partington Cove. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Sur: Pacific Grove (Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, & more) and Bird Rock Vista Point (in Pebble Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Camaldoli Hermitage, and admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Tahoe City to Big Sur by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Tahoe City in October, you will find days in Big Sur are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are much hotter (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Bird Rock Vista Point
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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