19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Guayaquil
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Long Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Guayaquil

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Fisherman's Wharf and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, kick back and relax at China Beach, get a new perspective on nature at California Academy of Sciences, and explore the engaging exhibits at The Exploratorium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Guayaquil to San Francisco. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Guayaquil in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
Getty Center The Publications and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Observatory and Montana Avenue. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Santa Monica Farmers Market in Santa Monica, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): meet the residents at Aquarium of the Pacific, then examine the collection at The Queen Mary, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, take in the waterfront at Redondo Beach Pier, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Long Beach trip builder.

Long Beach is very close to Los Angeles. In October, daytime highs in Long Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Anaheim.

Things to do in Long Beach

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Redondo Beach Pier, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Hermosa Beach Pier
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The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Richard Nixon Library & Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Anaheim custom trip planner.

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Long Beach. In October, daytime highs in Anaheim are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Irvine Spectrum Center
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Carlsbad State Beach, see the interesting displays at Mission San Luis Rey, and then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, then examine the collection at Craftsmanship Museum, and then take a stroll through Carlsbad Village.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Anaheim to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in October: high temperatures in Carlsbad hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oceanside
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad Village ©
Carlsbad Village

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Seaport Village. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to San Diego in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Carlsbad in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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