25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Jenner
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: London

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Knott's Berry Farm (in Buena Park), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and catch a movie at California Science Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Knott's Berry Farm, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 21st (Sat), shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip planner .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Monica in September, with highs in Monterey at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Winchester Mystery House (in San Jose), Cuesta Park (in Mountain View) and Stanford University (in Palo Alto). There's still lots to do: walk around Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at de Young Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take a stroll through The Castro.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Stanford University, Cuesta Park, Winchester Mystery House
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Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 30th (Mon), snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Sonoma.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Figone Olive Oil Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Drive from Big Sur to Sonoma in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Big Sur in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sonoma, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jenner.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

Napa
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Jenner

Jenner is a small coastal town and census-designated place (CDP) with a population of about 136 in Sonoma County, California, U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park and then admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. On the next day, do a tasting at Dry Creek Vineyard, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jenner trip itinerary site .

Getting from Sonoma to Jenner by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jenner

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Point Reyes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

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