13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
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Huntington Beach
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
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Big Sur
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San Francisco
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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes USS Midway Museum. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Diego. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Huntington Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Your day by day itinerary now includes Petersen Automotive Museum. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then grab your bike and head to Orange County Coast, and then visit Downtown Huntington Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington State Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Huntington Beach trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Huntington Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Huntington State Beach ©
Huntington State Beach
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

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.
Thousand Steps Beach has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Carpinteria State Beach and Cabrillo Bike Path. Old Mission Santa Barbara and Old Mission Santa Ines will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Global Gardens (in Los Olivos), La Purisima State Historical Park (in Lompoc) and Meditation Mount (in Ojai). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, stroll through East Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Huntington Beach in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You've now added Bixby Bridge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, then trek along Partington Cove, and finally shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at China Cove and Gibson Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then hike along Salmon Creek Falls Trail, and finally snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in October: highs in Big Sur hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Salmon Creek Falls Trail ©
Salmon Creek Falls Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, view the masterpieces at Onedome, walk around Presidio of San Francisco, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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