19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
5
San Diego
— 9 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then get some fabulous bargains at Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego holiday maker tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Diego. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

Trails Wildlife Parks

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.
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Dunes and Fort Funston National Park. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bodega Dunes
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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

9
nights
San Diego

Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Museum of Making Music. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Temecula (Temecula Olive Oil Company, Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, &more), Mission San Luis Rey (in Oceanside) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). See even more of San Diego: get a taste of the local shopping with Seaport Village, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and stop by Hillcrest Farmers Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego journey maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Rodeo Drive and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): get curious at California Science Center and then buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

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

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