11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Newport Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation builder app .

Mexico City, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Nethercutt Collection and Torrance Beach. Visiting Marina Beach and Redondo Beach will get you outdoors. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Grand Central Market, get your game on at iFLY Hollywood, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Redondo Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Marina Beach
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Grand Central Market ©
Grand Central Market
iFLY Hollywood ©
iFLY Hollywood

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carpinteria State Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Salt Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, then look for gifts at Bart's Books, then don't miss a visit to Moreton Bay Fig Tree, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara journey site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, Bart's Books, Carpinteria State Beach
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park ©
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path ©
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path

2
nights
Newport Beach

Newport Beach ©
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Buy Hand, stroll through Victoria Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sherman Library & Gardens, then take a leisurely stroll along Balboa Village, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Newport Beach Pier.

Make your Newport Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Newport Beach, with lows around 22°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Laguna Beach
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Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Crescent Bay Beach ©
Crescent Bay Beach
Sherman Library & Gardens ©
Sherman Library & Gardens

2
nights
San Diego

On the 23rd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Las Americas Premium Outlets.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Newport Beach to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Shopping Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Las Americas Premium Outlets ©
Las Americas Premium Outlets
Little Italy Mercato ©
Little Italy Mercato

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