17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Sacramento
— Few hours
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Monterey
— Few hours
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Avila Beach
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Thousand Oaks
— 1 night
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Pomona
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Clemente
— Few hours
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Long Beach
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 1 day

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Brisbane in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Sacramento

Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 12°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz route planner.

Drive from Sacramento to Santa Cruz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Monterey on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey route planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in October, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Avila Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

1
night
Avila Beach

Avila Beach
Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Avila Beach journey planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Avila Beach in 3 hours. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avila Beach, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Avila Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

1
night
Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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.
On the 11th (Thu), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara tour planning app.

Getting from Avila Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thousand Oaks.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks ©
Thousand Oaks is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at The Gardens of the World, examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

Make your Thousand Oaks itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Thousand Oaks takes an hour. October in Thousand Oaks sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Pomona.

Things to do in Thousand Oaks

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
The Gardens of the World ©
The Gardens of the World

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Pomona

Pomona ©
Pomona is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pomona: Big Bear Lake (Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain & Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge), Desert Hills Premium Outlets (in Cabazon) and March Field Air Museum (in Riverside). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at The Lincoln Memorial Shrine and hike along Big Bear Lake.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pomona trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Thousand Oaks to Pomona takes 1.5 hours. October in Pomona sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Pomona

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake
March Field Air Museum ©
March Field Air Museum
The Lincoln Memorial Shrine ©
The Lincoln Memorial Shrine

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pomona to San Diego takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pomona in October, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Clemente.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

few
hours
San Clemente

San Clemente
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Clemente travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to San Clemente takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in San Clemente sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Long Beach on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in San Clemente

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

1
day
Long Beach

Long Beach ©

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Long Beach online route planner.

You can drive from San Clemente to Long Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Clemente, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Long Beach, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Los Angeles is very close to Long Beach. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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