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 15​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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Haight-Ashbury, Painted Ladies, North Beach, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. There's more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Muir Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Napa Valley Wine Country Tours, Sausalito Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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 still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey day trip app .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Sur, Friends of the Elephant Seal, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Solvang Antiques, Carmel River State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

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. Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad). Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder website .

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Monterey in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, The Getty Villa, LEGOLAND California, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coronado Beach, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego Zoo, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then browse the different shops at Seaport Village, and finally walk around La Jolla Shores Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, then see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Coronado Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego journey maker tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 3rd (Mon).

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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