19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Montara
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Montara
— 1 day
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly

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Montara

— 1 day
Montara is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Montara Point Lighthouse, then stroll through Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then admire all the interesting features of Mavericks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montara online trip builder.

Manchester, UK to Montara is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Montara due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Montara can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Montara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Montara to San Diego with the Route module. Traveling from Montara in September, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, cruise along State Street Underpass, and then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach and then do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Santa Barbara at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Alcatraz Island and Fort Point will appeal to history buffs. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the streets of SoMa.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.