13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Morro Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Safari West, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Gualala Point Regional Park and then explore the fascinating landscape at Salt Point State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Calistoga trip planner .

San Francisco to Calistoga is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Calistoga hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Salt Point State Park, Safari West, Modus Operandi Cellars, Gualala Point Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Salt Point State Park ©
Salt Point State Park
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

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 3rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route website .

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Calistoga in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Steinbeck Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, National Steinbeck Center
Highlights from your plan
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

2
nights
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, then do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Oso Libre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Morro Bay trip builder .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Monterey in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Oso Libre
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station
Oso Libre ©
Oso Libre

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.
On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online visit planner .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Morro Bay in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carpinteria, La Purisima State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
La Purisima State Historical Park ©
La Purisima State Historical Park

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. On the next day, get curious at California Science Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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