15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Monterey
— 1 night
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
5
Santa Monica
— 4 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Painted Ladies, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, and other attractions.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in August, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Point San Luis Lighthouse
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Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): engage your brain at MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, stroll the grounds of Santa Barbara Cemetery, and then learn about winemaking at Kunin Wines Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Carriage & Western Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Karpeles Manuscript Library, and then contemplate the long history of Casa de la Guerra.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Santa Barbara Cemetery ©
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Casa de la Guerra ©
Casa de la Guerra

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Wende Museum of the Cold War. Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, walk around Palisades Park, examine the collection at Automobile Driving Museum, and browse the collection at Santa Monica Public Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica attractions planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Monica are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Automobile Driving Museum, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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