12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Murrieta
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
6
Yakima
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Lake Oswego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: San Diego

1
day
Murrieta

Murrieta ©
Murrieta is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. On the 18th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, then get your game on at Pins N Pockets Entertainment Center, and then appreciate the history behind Murrieta Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Murrieta online trip itinerary builder .

San Diego to Murrieta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Murrieta to be little chillier, around 63°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Murrieta

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pins N Pockets Entertainment Center
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Pins N Pockets Entertainment Center ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological

2
nights
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 19th (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

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Drive from Murrieta to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. While traveling from Murrieta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Point Lobos and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Spend the 22nd (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Monterey Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
night
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 24th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along California Coastal Trail and then hike along Trillium Falls Hike.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monterey to Redwood National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monterey in August: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

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day
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Crater Lake National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Crater Lake National Park holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Crater Lake National Park: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yakima.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks
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Crater Lake National Park ©
Crater Lake National Park

1
day
Yakima

Yakima ©
Yakima is a U.S. On the 27th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Yakima Valley Museum, then learn about winemaking at Treveri, then learn about winemaking at Cultura Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Two Mountain Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yakima day trip website .

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Yakima in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Yakima can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Lake Oswego.

Things to do in Yakima

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Zillah, Treveri
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Cultura Winery ©
Cultura Winery
Yakima Valley Museum ©
Yakima Valley Museum
Treveri ©
Treveri

2
nights
Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego ©
Lake Oswego is a city in the State of Oregon, primarily in Clackamas County with small portions extending into neighboring Multnomah and Washington counties. On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then admire the natural beauty at Rogerson Clematis Garden. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, stroll through Town Center Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Camassia Natural Area, and finally play a few rounds at Eagle Landing Par 3 - Mini - Soccer Golf Course.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Oswego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yakima to Lake Oswego takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yakima in August, you will find days in Lake Oswego are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Oswego

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Town Center Park, Camassia Natural Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Sokol Blosser Winery
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ©
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings

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