10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Redding
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Eureka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Fresno
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

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Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 77°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Simeon.
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ 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.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon tour itinerary app .

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey sightseeing app .

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan my trip to Napa with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Napa, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Napa

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, and finally get your game on at iFLY Sacramento.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sacramento, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Napa to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sacramento, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Redding.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©

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Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): snap pictures at Sundial Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bethel Church, then admire the engineering at Shasta Dam, and finally explore the activities along Whiskeytown Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Redding travel route builder .

You can drive from Sacramento to Redding in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eureka.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shasta Dam
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Whiskeytown Lake ©
Whiskeytown Lake
Shasta Dam ©
Shasta Dam
Sundial Bridge ©
Sundial Bridge

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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. On the 11th (Fri), cruise along Redwood Highway, then explore the activities along Humboldt Bay, and then make a trip to The Victorian Village of Ferndale.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Eureka day trip planning app .

You can drive from Redding to Eureka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Redding in October, you will find days in Eureka are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Victorian Village of Ferndale
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Humboldt Bay ©
Humboldt Bay

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park tour planning website .

Drive from Eureka to Crater Lake National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. While traveling from Eureka, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks Nature
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

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Fresno

Fresno ©
On the 13th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinzen Japanese Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town Clovis.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fresno day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Crater Lake National Park to Fresno in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in October, expect Fresno to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Old Town Clovis
Highlights from your plan
Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Shinzen Japanese Garden ©
Shinzen Japanese Garden
Old Town Clovis ©
Old Town Clovis

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