10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Palm Desert
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Brussels

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland and then stop by Amoeba Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally look for gifts at Whimsic Alley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Palm Desert

Palm Desert ©
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tee off at Palm Royale Country Club and then tee off at Toscana Country Club.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Palm Desert trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Desert in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit warmer in Palm Desert: highs are around 44°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Desert

#Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trips

Palm Royale Country Club, Toscana Country Club
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Toscana Country Club ©
Toscana Country Club
Palm Royale Country Club ©
Palm Royale Country Club

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour planning website .

Drive from Palm Desert to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palm Desert, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Diego

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): trek along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Big Sur at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Point Lobos and then look for all kinds of wild species at Breakwater.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Monterey sightseeing website .

Traveling by bus from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Breakwater ©
Breakwater

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 8th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then kick back and relax at China Beach, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary website .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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