12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Boulder Creek
— 1 day
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
5
Big Sur
— 1 day
6
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
7
Santa Ynez
— Few hours
8
Santa Monica
— 1 night
9
Anaheim
— 2 nights
10
San Diego
— 2 nights

2
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 Big Bus Tours as well as Oracle Park. On the 11th (Wed), see where the action happens at Oracle Park. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks and then see what you want with Big Bus Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip app.

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder Creek.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Big Bus Tours ©
Big Bus Tours
Oracle Park ©
Oracle Park
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
day
Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek ©
Boulder Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, with a population of 4,923 as of the 2010 census.Boulder Creek served as the upper terminus of the San Lorenzo Valley Logging Flume terminating in Felton, which began construction in 1874 and when formally opened in October 1875 was augmented by a new rail line to transport logs to the wharf in Santa Cruz. Big Basin Redwoods State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boulder Creek trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Boulder Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Boulder Creek, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Boulder Creek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Natural Bridges State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

1
night
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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz attractions planner.

Santa Cruz is just a stone's throw from Boulder Creek. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll set off for Monterey on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lone Cypress, Point Lobos, 17-Mile Drive, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then take in the pleasant sights at Lone Cypress.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Lone Cypress
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your day by day itinerary now includes McWay Falls, Partington Cove and Bixby Bridge. On the 16th (Mon), take in the views from Bixby Bridge, stroll through Partington Cove, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Monterey to Big Sur by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. You've now added Montana de Oro State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo online journey planner.

Getting from Big Sur to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in September, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Ynez.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Montana de Oro State Park
Highlights from your plan
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park

few
hours
Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities of the Santa Ynez Valley. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Santa Ynez Wine Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Ynez trip planner.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Santa Ynez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September since evenings lows in Santa Ynez dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Ynez

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wineries

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign, TCL Chinese Theatres and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. On the 17th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica day trip planner.

Drive from Santa Ynez to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Ynez in September, you will find days in Santa Monica are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood ©
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
TCL Chinese Theatres ©
TCL Chinese Theatres

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Disneyland Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
nights
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.
You've now added San Diego Zoo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Coronado Beach.

To plan San Diego vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 68°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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