16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
2
Morro Bay
— 1 night
3
Monterey
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Sacramento
— 1 night
6
Mendocino
— 1 night
7
Garberville
— 1 night
8
Crescent City
— 1 night
9
Portland
— 2 nights
10
Seattle
— 2 nights

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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 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve and then admire all the interesting features of State Street Underpass.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Santa Barbara is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll through Moonstone Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Morro Bay travel planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Morro Bay sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and then stroll through Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planning tool.

Drive from Morro Bay to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. There's still lots to do: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker website.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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night
Sacramento

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
For ratings and tourist information, go to the Sacramento online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Sacramento hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Mendocino.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

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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): tour the pleasant surroundings 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 see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mendocino trip builder tool.

Getting from Sacramento to Mendocino by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive 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), do a tasting at Clendenen's Cider Works, then make a trip to The Immortal Tree, then cruise along Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Avenue of the Giants. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Briceland Vineyards and then kick back and relax at Black Sands Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Garberville trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Garberville takes 2 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Mendocino in August: highs in Garberville hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Garberville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, then identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip planner.

You can drive from Garberville to Crescent City in 3 hours. When traveling from Garberville in August, plan for slightly colder days in Crescent City, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Enderts Beach
Highlights from your plan
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Battery Point Lighthouse
Battery Point Lighthouse
Rumiano Cheese Company ©
Rumiano Cheese Company

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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, do a tasting at Sokol Blosser Winery, and then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden. On your second day here, tee off at Eagle Landing Par 3 - Mini - Soccer Golf Course, then take a stroll through 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 find out how to plan a trip to Portland, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Crescent City to Portland by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in August: highs in Portland hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Mercer Slough Nature Park. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Seahurst Beach Park in Burien, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in August: highs in Seattle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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