17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Twin Peaks. Step out of San Francisco to go to Calistoga and see Castello di Amorosa, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and explore the activities along San Francisco Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday app.

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Explore hidden gems such as Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Friends of the Elephant Seal. Explore Big Sur's surroundings by going to Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) (in San Simeon), Bird Rock Vista Point (in Pebble Beach) and Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Camaldoli Hermitage, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online road trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petco Park and LEGOLAND California. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Coronado Bridge, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to San Diego takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Petco Park ©
Petco Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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