29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
flight from JFK:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cayucos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Seattle
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nob Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route builder website .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in February, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Monterey route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Monterey are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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. Point Lobos State Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carmel road trip planning website .

Carmel is very close to Monterey. In March, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cayucos.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

1
night
Cayucos

Cayucos ©
Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): learn about winemaking at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, then contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge, then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and finally examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayucos day trip app .

Drive from Carmel to Cayucos in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cayucos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambria, Morro Bay State Park, JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Bay State Park ©
Morro Bay State Park
Nitt Witt Ridge ©
Nitt Witt Ridge

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes State Street. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally wander the streets of State Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and then stroll through Carpinteria State Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cayucos to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

3
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.
You've now added Santa Monica Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): shop like a local with Montana Avenue, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, and finally look for gifts at Magicopolis. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, engage your brain at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica route maker app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House

5
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've now added Universal Studios Hollywood to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and take a stroll through Echo Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. March in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Clark County Heritage Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

5
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Let the collections at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Ed Munro Seahurst Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Tolmie State Park (in Olympia), Point No Point Lighthouse & Park (in Hansville) and Museum of Glass (in Tacoma). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pioneer Square, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Seattle by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area, Museum of Glass, Tolmie State Park, Bloedel Reserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Tolmie State Park ©
Tolmie State Park
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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