17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Ventura
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Newport Beach
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Moscow

2
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. On the 6th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with State Street Underpass, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nicholas Canyon Beach, get advice or help at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then stop by SpiceTopia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ventura trip itinerary app .

Moscow, Russia to Ventura is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Moscow to Ventura. Traveling from Moscow in September, expect Ventura to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Let the collections at Amphora Gallery and Artifacts Gallery capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hearst Castle and Moonstone Cellars. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon online attractions planner .

You can drive from Ventura to San Simeon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Ventura in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cambria
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in Monterey hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

few
hours
San Simeon

San Simeon
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Simeon road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Newport Beach on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

9
nights
Newport Beach

City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Get in touch with nature at Moonlight Beach State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Ricardo Breceda Gallery & Sculpture Garden and Virga Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport Beach: Rainbow Sandals (in San Clemente), Montanez Adobe (in San Juan Capistrano) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlets at Orange, take a stroll through Old Town Temecula, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport Beach day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Newport Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for little chillier days in Newport Beach, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Temecula, San Juan Capistrano, Encinitas, South Coast Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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