9 days in Sturtevant & California Itinerary

9 days in Sturtevant & California Itinerary

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9 days in Sturtevant & California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Sturtevant
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Newport Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Sturtevant

Sturtevant
Sturtevant is a village in Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sturtevant road trip planning site .

London, UK to Sturtevant is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Sturtevant, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for Santa Cruz on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Sturtevant

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nightlife

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Sturtevant to Santa Cruz with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sturtevant to Santa Cruz. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 27th (Sun), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive. On the next day, kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

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

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then trek along Partington Cove, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Sur day trip tool .

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Big Sur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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hours
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planning website .

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Wineries
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Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

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night
Newport Beach

Newport Beach ©
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
On the 31st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Cove and then kick back and relax at Laguna Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newport Beach journey builder .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Newport Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Newport Beach

#Nature, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu Lagoon State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Newport Beach to Santa Monica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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