16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
End: Las Vegas

3
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.
You've added Hollywood Sign, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, TCL Chinese Theatre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Point Mugu State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Malibu trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Malibu to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Point Mugu State Park
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Point Mugu State Park ©
Point Mugu State Park
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

1
night
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.
You've now added Wine Tours & Tastings to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then wander the streets of State Street.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip builder.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Morro Bay trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bishop Peak
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Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Bishop Peak ©
Bishop Peak

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your list of things to see and do now includes McWay Falls, Pfeiffer State Beach, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and other attractions. On the 20th (Fri), stroll through Lovers Point and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey sightseeing planner.

Drive from Morro Bay to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Morro Bay in October: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Point Lobos, Lovers Point
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You've now added Big Basin Redwoods State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Wilder Ranch State Park, then take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive, and then admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. October in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Wilder Ranch State Park ©
Wilder Ranch State Park

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 China Beach as well as Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Bay and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Twin Peaks, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Cruz in October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in a show at Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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