11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
End: Los Angeles

4
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, Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from Luxembourg, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Monterey on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Ocean Whale Watch, McWay Falls and Bixby Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the views at Silicon Valley, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Blue Ocean Whale Watch, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Bixby Bridge and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Monterey road trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Silicon Valley, Blue Ocean Whale Watch
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Blue Ocean Whale Watch ©
Blue Ocean Whale Watch
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara holiday tool .

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

4
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.
Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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