17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights

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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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. You'll set off for Napa on the 10th (Tue).

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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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Napa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Napa dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Balloon Rides

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monterey day trip planning app.

You can drive from Napa to Monterey in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for slightly colder days in Monterey, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then immerse yourself in nature at Montana de Oro State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Luis Obispo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Monterey in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Speed Boats Tours
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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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 14th (Sat), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara online travel route planner.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 16th (Mon), shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica online attractions planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Nature · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 18th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Sonny Bono Statue.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs itinerary builder.

Drive from Santa Monica to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, expect nights in Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are much warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

Plan trip to San Diego with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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