19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then revel in the low prices at Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Diego. In July, daytime highs in San Diego are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Carlsbad Premium Outlets ©
Carlsbad Premium Outlets

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 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then wander the streets of State Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Bodega Dunes and Fort Funston National Park. Union Square and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), browse the different shops at The Grove.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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San Diego

Explore hidden gems such as Windansea Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Mission San Luis Rey. Venture out of the city with trips to Temecula (Temecula Olive Oil Company, Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, & more), Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Museum of Making Music (in Carlsbad). See even more of San Diego: stroll through San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Temecula, Oceanside, Del Mar City Beach, Museum of Making Music, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 12th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Rodeo Drive and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): engage your brain at California Science Center and then browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trips

Irvine Spectrum Center, Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive
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Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center
California Science Center ©
California Science Center
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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