21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Solvang
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
End: New York City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Paramount Ranch and Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Point Mugu State Park and Salt Creek Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach), Temecula (Peltzer Winery, Vindemia Estate Winery, & more) and San Clemente State Beach (in San Clemente). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of The California Route 66 Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip tool .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Temecula, San Clemente, St. Andrew Church, Point Mugu State Park, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach
Vindemia Estate Winery ©
Vindemia Estate Winery

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Butterfly Beach, Funk Zone, Wheel Fun Rentals, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, get outside with Wheel Fun Rentals, and then don't miss a visit to Funk Zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Santa Barbara Public Market, then take a tour by water with Santa Barbara Surf School, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Santa Barbara Surf School ©
Santa Barbara Surf School
Wheel Fun Rentals ©
Wheel Fun Rentals

few
hours
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Solvang journey planner .

You can take a bus from Santa Barbara to Solvang in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, you will find days in Solvang are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bethania Lutheran Church ©
Bethania Lutheran Church

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To find ratings and more tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary site .

Drive from Solvang to San Luis Obispo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Solvang in June, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay road trip planner .

Morro Bay is very close to San Luis Obispo. June in Morro Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Simeon.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Rotta Winery
Highlights from your plan
Rotta Winery ©
Rotta Winery

few
hours
San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon road trip planning website .

You can drive from Morro Bay to San Simeon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in June, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. On the 18th (Tue), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in June: highs in Monterey hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars, then do a tasting at Kunde Family Winery, and then indulge your taste buds at Sonoma Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, and then stroll through Bodega Head.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kenwood, Sonoma Valley, Bodega Head, Bubble Street Gallery, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Ocean Grove Beach and Promised Land State Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Boscobel House and Gardens and America On Wheels Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lakota Wolf Preserve (in Columbia), Peters Valley Gallery (in Layton) and Raymondskill Falls (in Milford). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Huguenot Street, take an in-depth tour of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, examine the collection at Hudson River Maritime Museum, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Boscobel House and Gardens, Allaire State Park, Historic Huguenot Street, Promised Land State Park, America On Wheels Museum
Highlights from your plan
Raymondskill Falls ©
Raymondskill Falls
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Boscobel House and Gardens ©
Boscobel House and Gardens

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