16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Calistoga
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Explore Calistoga's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Calistoga route maker tool.

Montreal, Canada to Calistoga is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Calistoga when traveling from Montreal in August, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by SoMa, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online tour planner.

Drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Calistoga in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
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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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manresa State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz journey maker app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pleasure Point Beach ©
Pleasure Point Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Sun), cruise along 17-Mile Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monterey holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thousand Steps Beach, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

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

4
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

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