20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Haight-Ashbury, Painted Ladies, North Beach, and other attractions. Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online vacation planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. You'll set off for Monterey on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Muir Beach, Sausalito Boardwalk, Muir Woods National Monument, Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've added Solvang Antiques, Elephant Seal Rookery, McWay Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Carmel River State Beach, Solvang Antiques, Friends of the Elephant Seal
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

5
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.
You've added Hollywood Bowl, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California Science Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site .

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Monterey in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, The Getty Villa, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, LEGOLAND California
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
You've added Coronado Beach, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, and finally kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, then examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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