27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Travel:  23​h
1
Big Bear Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Dammam

2
nights
Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get your game on at Gold Rush Mining Adventures, hike along Castle Rock Trail 1W03, and then walk around Boulder Bay Park. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Alpine Pedal Path, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pine Knot Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Big Bear Lake trip builder app .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Big Bear Lake is an approximately 168-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Dammam in October, things will get colder in Big Bear Lake: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Castle Rock Trail 1W03 ©
Castle Rock Trail 1W03
Spas
Pine Knot Trail ©
Pine Knot Trail

5
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego trip builder .

You can drive from Big Bear Lake to San Diego in 3 hours. Traveling from Big Bear Lake in October, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
Santa Barbara

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.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara visit planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in October, Santa Barbara is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

5
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at The Shell Shop, explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, then learn about winemaking at Ancient Peaks Winery, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Morro Bay, Ancient Peaks Winery, Pismo Pier
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Ancient Peaks Winery ©
Ancient Peaks Winery
The Shell Shop ©
The Shell Shop

9
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Revolver Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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