19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Santa Maria
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit China Beach and Marshall’s Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Rockaway Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

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London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockaway Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Fri), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Monterey holiday builder tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Avila Main Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pismo State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jalama Beach County Park.

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Getting from Monterey to Santa Maria by car takes about 3 hours. August in Santa Maria sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, Jalama Beach County Park, Pismo State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Pismo State Beach ©
Pismo State Beach

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Grove or Third Street Promenade. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation website .

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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.
Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego vacation maker site .

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 and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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