16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h
1
Calistoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Montreal

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Jordan Vineyard & Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calistoga: Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Calistoga trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Calistoga is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Calistoga when traveling from Montreal in August, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Healdsburg, St. Helena, Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Union Square. Let the collections at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and de Young Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Calistoga to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Calistoga in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pleasure Point Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manresa State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz day trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manresa State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Manresa State Beach ©
Manresa State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

1
night
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 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Santa Barbara Historical Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then stroll through Thousand Steps Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planning site .

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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.
The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West.

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Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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