10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
4
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Fly

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3
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online road trip planner.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Newark to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then stroll through Partington Cove, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then cruise along Old Coast Road, then take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur route maker website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
Limekiln State Park ©
State Park
Limekiln State Park
4.6
Partington Cove ©
Hiking Trail
Partington Cove
4.9

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip planning site.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach, stroll through Surfrider Beach, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Malibu tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Malibu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, Malibu is a bit warmer than Monterey - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
The Getty Villa ©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Villa
4.7

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, then go for a stroll along the water at Santa Cruz Harbor, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz travel route planner.

You can drive from Malibu to Santa Cruz in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Malibu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Cruz, with lows of 55°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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