16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
San Luis Obispo
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  50​h
End: Quebec City

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 Beach Blanket Babylon as well as Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Relax by the water at China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and Cable Car Museum. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning app .

Quebec City, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Quebec City to San Francisco. Traveling from Quebec City in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monterey travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and then do a tasting at Dawn's Dream Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip planning website .

Carmel is very close to Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission
Dawn's Dream Winery ©
Dawn's Dream Winery

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): do a tasting at Holman Ranch.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur tour planner.

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In September, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Cambria on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Big Sur

Wineries

Side Trip

Holman Ranch
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Holman Ranch ©
Holman Ranch

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cambria trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Cambria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

few
hours
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), hunt for treasures at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association and then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to San Luis Obispo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cambria in September, expect nights in San Luis Obispo to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

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.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Santa Monica on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in September since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Walk of Fame and Olvera Street. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at The Last Bookstore, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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