10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
1
San Jose
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: San Jose

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at The Tech Museum of Innovation and then steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Jose. March in San Jose sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): wander the streets of State Street Underpass, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and finally do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Jose to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and finally look for gifts at Bergamot Station. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, then see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Rodeo Drive, and finally don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, The Getty Villa, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
Head to Hammer Museum and Craft & Folk Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Hammer Museum ©
Hammer Museum
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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