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:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​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 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
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.
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park has been added 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.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website .

Fort Lauderdale to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In November, San Diego is a bit cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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. Step out of the city life by going to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Will Rogers State Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Montana Avenue, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get curious at California Science Center, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time 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 traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in San Simeon hover around 70°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride 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 see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then shop like a local with Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Rosa road trip tool .

Getting from Monterey to Santa Rosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 Parks Nature

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Robert Mondavi Winery, Gracianna Winery
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. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Marina District. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, make a trip to Hayes Valley, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco 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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to 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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