17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
car:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Pioneertown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the next day, learn about winemaking at Press Club.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder website .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Press Club ©
Press Club

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 8th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For ratings and more tourist information, read our Carmel online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Santa Cruz to Carmel by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Santa Cruz in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

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 10th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Shopping Scenic Drive

3
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through The Strip.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online journey planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Pioneertown

Pioneertown
Pioneertown, California, is an unincorporated community in the Morongo Basin region of southern California's Inland Empire Metropolitan Area, on Pioneertown Road at Route 62 in the town of Yucca Valley. To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pioneertown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Pioneertown takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pioneertown can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Pioneertown

Outdoors Tours Museums

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Seaport Village.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning site .

You can drive from Pioneertown to San Diego in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pioneertown in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 20th (Thu), take a stroll through Downtown Huntington Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach vacation maker site .

Getting from San Diego to Huntington Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Huntington Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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