16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Garberville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Seattle
— 2 nights
End: Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve and then wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara tour itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Santa Barbara is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In July in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife
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Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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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 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Morro Strand State Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Morro Bay sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in August, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento trip site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toMendocino.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries Outdoors Parks

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mendocino Headlands State Park.

To plan Mendocino vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Mendocino takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Mendocino sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Garberville.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Headlands State Park ©
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

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Garberville

Garberville ©
Garberville is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. On the 7th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Clendenen's Cider Works, contemplate the long history of The Immortal Tree, then cruise along Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and finally cruise along Avenue of the Giants. On your second day here, do a tasting at Briceland Vineyards and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sands Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Garberville visit planner .

Drive from Mendocino to Garberville in 2 hours. Traveling from Mendocino in August, you will find days in Garberville are cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Garberville

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Clendenen's Cider Works, Briceland Vineyards, Avenue of the Giants, The Immortal Tree, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach

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night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 9th (Sun), look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stout Grove, then kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Battery Point Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Crescent City itinerary planning site .

Drive from Garberville to Crescent City in 3 hours. When traveling from Garberville in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Crescent City: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Enderts Beach
Highlights from your plan
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

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nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, admire the verdant scenery at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Eagle Landing Par 3 - Mini - Soccer Golf Course, then wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

Drive from Crescent City to Portland in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Crescent City in August, expect nights in Portland to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Eagle Landing Par 3 - Mini - Soccer Golf Course, Sokol Blosser Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Ladd's Addition ©
Ladd's Addition

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get in touch with nature at Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Change things up with a short trip to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and make a trip to Space Needle.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seahurst Beach Park ©
Seahurst Beach Park

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