23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 12 nights

1
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.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Carmel reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive 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
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

4
nights
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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.
On the 27th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara route maker tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, thenappreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and then see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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

12
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). Enjoy Los Angeles some more: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning app.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 °C to lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race

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