13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Lincoln Park and then wander the streets of The Embarcadero. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Baker Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. On the 7th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Half Moon Bay Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Half Moon Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get little chillier in Half Moon Bay: highs are around 59°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay Distillery ©
Half Moon Bay Distillery

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

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You can drive from Half Moon Bay to Monterey in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Tor House, admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then browse the exhibits of Carmel Mission, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner .

Carmel is very close to Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally take in the views from Big Creek Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Camaldoli Hermitage.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur attractions planner .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

few
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.
On the 11th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Simeon online visit planner .

Getting from Big Sur to San Simeon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in March: highs in San Simeon hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Bishop Peak, then stop by SLO Sweets San Luis Obispo, then wander the streets of Bubblegum Alley, and finally take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

Plan my trip to San Luis Obispo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from San Simeon to San Luis Obispo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Luis Obispo when traveling from San Simeon in March, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bishop Peak ©
Bishop Peak
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Bubblegum Alley ©
Bubblegum Alley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Santa Barbara vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in March, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 16th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Main Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and then stroll around Heisler Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Laguna Beach trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Main Beach ©
Main Beach
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

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