10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— Few hours
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San Mateo
— Few hours
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Half Moon Bay
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 day
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Big Sur
— Few hours
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Bakersfield
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Boise to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boise to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is warmer than Boise - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Mateo.

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San Mateo

San Mateo ©
San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, located in the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hiller Aviation Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Mateo trip maker tool.

San Mateo is very close to San Francisco. In December, daily temperatures in San Mateo can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Mateo

Museums

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History Museum
Hiller Aviation Museum
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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mavericks, then kick back and relax at Miramar Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Devil's Slide Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Half Moon Bay tour planner.

Half Moon Bay is very close to San Mateo. December in Half Moon Bay sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Biking Trail
Devil's Slide Trail
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Beach
Mavericks
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Mount Hermon Adventures and Pleasure Point Beach. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, admire all the interesting features of West Cliff Drive, make a trip to S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship, and take in the waterfront at Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Monterey online travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and then go for a walk through Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner.

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. In December in Carmel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Golf · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Scenic Road Walkway
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Pier / Boardwalk
Carmel Beach Boardwalk
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Big Sur

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.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Sur online route planner.

Drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You'll set off for San Simeon on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Big Sur to San Simeon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Big Sur in December, San Simeon is slightly colder at night with lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, then view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cambria online trip itinerary maker.

Cambria is just a stone's throw from San Simeon. In December, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
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Scenic Drive
Moonstone Beach Dr
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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bakersfield trip planner.

Drive from Cambria to Bakersfield in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cambria in December since evenings lows in Bakersfield dip to 39°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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