23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 12 nights
End: Los Angeles

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 21st (Wed), take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carmel day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route tool .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Enjoy Los Angeles some more: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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