16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  26​h
1
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Pepperdine University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malibu Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Malibu online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Malibu is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Malibu is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Singapore in November, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Malibu: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive, then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey route builder tool .

You can drive from Malibu to Monterey in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in November, things will get a bit cooler in Monterey: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Seacliff State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridges State Beach, then cruise along West Cliff Drive, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Cruz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seacliff State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Seacliff State Beach ©
Seacliff State Beach

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning site .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Santa Cruz in November, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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