10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Painted Ladies, Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Painted Ladies, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Painted Ladies ©
Painted Ladies

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Pebble Beach Golf Links has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Pfeiffer State Beach and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Step out of the city life by going to 17-Mile Drive and McWay Falls. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Monterey are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle as well as Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon planning site .

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in San Simeon are warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Rodeo Drive. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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