15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
You've now added Sunset Cliffs Natural Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego attractions tool .

Fort Lauderdale to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November, with highs in San Diego at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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.
Point Vicente Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Topanga State Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, engage your brain at California Science Center, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Point Vicente Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ragged Point as well as Hearst Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Simeon visit website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect San Simeon to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ragged Point
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 10th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Monterey

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Castello di Amorosa, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then take in the exciting artwork at Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Rosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Monterey in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Rosa, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, V. Sattui Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Gracianna Winery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Botanical Garden, Lands End and Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of SoMa, make a trip to Hayes Valley, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel route planner .

You can drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Rosa in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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