15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in March, plan for much hotter days in Los Angeles, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Santa Barbara at 24°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

3
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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey journey maker app .

You can fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in April; daily highs in Monterey reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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