11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
3
Big Sur
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petersen Automotive Museum and Newport Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Main Beach & Victoria Beach) and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about all things military at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and then do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room ©
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge, thenadmire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, and then kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, trek along Partington Cove, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Antonio de Padua.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get little chillier in Big Sur: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sand Dollar Beach, Mission San Antonio de Padua
Highlights from your plan
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Mission San Antonio de Padua ©
Mission San Antonio de Padua
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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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 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral. On the next day, get great views at Twin Peaks, hike along Lands End, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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