15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
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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 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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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.
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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