16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then do a tasting at Carmel Ridge Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterey route website .

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and shuttle. Traveling from London to Monterey, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Monterey: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wineries

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then explore the galleries of Hawthorne Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parsonage Winery Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Parsonage Winery Tasting Room ©
Parsonage Winery Tasting Room

2
nights
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.
Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Zoo, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara day trip app .

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Step out of Memphis to go to Tunica and see Horseshoe Casino, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to Memphis takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to French Quarter, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip app .

Getting from Memphis to New Orleans by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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