22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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St. George
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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Napa
— 1 night
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Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Los Angeles is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in October since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. You will leave for St. George on the 25th (Tue).
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St. George — 5 nights

St. You've now added Zion National Park to your itinerary. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden and walk around Pioneer Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. George trip maker site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to St. George in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, St. George is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from St. George to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. George to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. George in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to San Luis Obispo.
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San Luis Obispo — 1 night

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove and then experience rural life at Avila Valley Barn.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Luis Obispo when traveling from Los Angeles in November, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Big Sur — 2 nights

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then trek along Partington Cove, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from San Luis Obispo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Monterey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for San Jose.
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San Jose — 1 night

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): engage your brain at The Tech Interactive.

Before you visit San Jose, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In November in San Jose, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Rosa.
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Santa Rosa — 2 nights

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Rosa sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Jose to Santa Rosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Rosa, with lows around 5°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St. Helena.
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St. Helena — 1 night

The city of St.
On the 9th (Wed), indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to St. Helena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. November in St. Helena sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Napa.
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Napa — 1 night

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 10th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Napa route planner.

Napa is very close to St. Helena. In November in Napa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Fri).
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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San Luis Obispo County travel guide

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The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.
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Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.
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