16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  22​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

5
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 Exploratorium, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, and other attractions you added. Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Twin Peaks and North Beach. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Square, take a stroll through Nob Hill, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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. 17-Mile Drive has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by The Cheese Shop, then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monterey day trip planner

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Monterey are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Cheese Shop, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

few
hours
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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip site

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes TCL Chinese Theatre, Little Tokyo, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other attractions you added. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Boulevard for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to The Original Farmers Market or Grand Central Market.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in December since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
TCL Chinese Theatres ©
TCL Chinese Theatres

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