14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, stroll through Crissy Field, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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 7th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Parks
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary tool .

Big Sur is just a stone's throw from Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

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

1
night
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 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip app .

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in February since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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