33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Eureka
— 2 nights
5
Eureka
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
6
Arcata
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Seattle
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, then don't miss a visit to Moreton Bay Fig Tree, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Grassini Family Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, then stroll around Shoreline Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

New York City to Santa Barbara is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Santa Barbara. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 75°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and then take in breathtaking views at Solstice Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip app .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pasadena, Anaheim, Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Chumayo Spa, then view the masterpieces at Trinidad Art Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Humboldt Lagoons State Park. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sequoia Park Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Clarke Historical Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Humboldt Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Eureka visit site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Eureka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Eureka are cooler (63°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trinidad, Chumayo Spa
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Lagoons State Park ©
Humboldt Lagoons State Park
Humboldt Bay ©
Humboldt Bay
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

2
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Go for a jaunt from Eureka to Trinidad to see Patrick's Point State Park about 32 minutes away. Explore Eureka further: kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Headwaters Forest Reserve, steep yourself in history at Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, and admire the natural beauty at Humboldt Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka trip builder app .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Arcata.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Trinidad
Highlights from your plan
Patrick's Point State Park ©
Patrick's Point State Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Headwaters Forest Reserve ©
Headwaters Forest Reserve

1
night
Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. On the 30th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Arcata Community Forest.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arcata journey planner.

Arcata is very close to Eureka. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and then play a few rounds at Cypress Point Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, do a tasting at Talbott Vineyards, and then walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Arcata to Big Sur with the Route module. When traveling from Arcata in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Big Sur, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Cypress Point Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Cypress Point Golf Club ©
Cypress Point Golf Club

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Napa Valley Bike Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), indulge your senses at Napa Valley Bike Tours and then walk around Sonoma Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Napa trip planner .

Getting from Big Sur to Napa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma Plaza, Safari West, V. Sattui Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards, Napa Valley Bike Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

2
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 Walk SF Tours, Lands End and Union Square. On the 4th (Thu), gain insight with Walk SF Tours, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and then take a stroll through Union Square. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall and then stroll through Lands End.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Napa in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Shopping Trails
Highlights from your plan
Walk SF Tours ©
Walk SF Tours
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Portland is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Powell's City of Books, walk around Laurelhurst Park, trek along Forest Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portland tour planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (in Tacoma) and Saint Edward State Park (in Kenmore). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, stroll through Alki Beach, get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo, and take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Saint Edward State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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