11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  6​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tampa

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 24th (Mon): hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

Tampa to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in December, expect San Diego to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Old Town Model Railroad Depot ©
Old Town Model Railroad Depot
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and then wander the streets of Rodeo Drive. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally make a trip to Stahl House.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Big Lagoon County Park, examine the collection at Trinidad Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Los Angeles to Redwood National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 55°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Trinidad
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad Museum ©
Trinidad Museum
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

2
nights
Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Get some cultural insight at V. Sattui Winery and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Go for a jaunt from Sonoma to Calistoga to see Castello di Amorosa about 56 minutes away. Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sonoma trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Sonoma in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, daily temperatures in Sonoma can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, V. Sattui Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences and then identify plant and animal life at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Sonoma to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sonoma in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 46°F in San Francisco. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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