12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Monterey
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
6
Big Sur
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
7
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Salinas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Paso Robles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
11
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Hollywood Sign has been added to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Steinhart Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then meet the residents at Steinhart Aquarium, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Steinhart Aquarium ©
Steinhart Aquarium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Big Sur are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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Monterey

Monterey ©
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Salinas.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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night
Salinas

Salinas
Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County, California. To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salinas holiday maker website .

Salinas is just a short distance from Monterey. August in Salinas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Paso Robles on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Salinas

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Paso Robles

Paso Robles
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Salinas to Paso Robles in 2 hours. When traveling from Salinas in August, plan for much warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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hours
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip planner .

You can drive from Paso Robles to San Simeon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Simeon are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
San Simeon Pier ©
San Simeon Pier

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Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria travel itinerary planner.

Cambria is just a short distance from San Simeon. In August, daytime highs in Cambria are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 30th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Cambria to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Cambria in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Hollywood Sign. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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