10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hawthorne
Drive:  30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area and then admire the striking features of Bradbury Building. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Hawthorne to Los Angeles is an approximately half hour car ride. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House and then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in San Jose at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

West Cliff Drive, Stanford University
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Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
West Cliff Drive ©
West Cliff Drive

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, get a taste of the local shopping with Carmel Art Association, and look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey travel website .

Getting from San Jose to Monterey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in February, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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