40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 12 nights
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Rockport
— 8 nights
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Houston
— 10 nights
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San Diego
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara — 6 nights

The American Riviera

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Old Mission Santa Ines. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Monarch Butterfly Grove (in Pismo Beach) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, center your mind and body at Salt Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Santa Barbara is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in March, you will find days in Santa Barbara are warmer (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 12 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Shores Park. Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Point Loma. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Twin Peaks Trail (in Poway). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, look for gifts at San Diego Fly Rides, and get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning site.

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Diego by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Santa Barbara in March, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rockport.
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Rockport — 8 nights

Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and Port Aransas Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Indianola Ghost Town. Explore Rockport's surroundings by going to Presidio La Bahia (in Goliad) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Lighthouse Lakes Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach, identify plant and animal life at Howard Murph Memorial Park, immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rockport travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Rockport in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in April, with highs in Rockport at 31°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for Houston on the 11th (Tue).
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Houston — 10 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Seawall and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, Moody Mansion, &more), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Houston online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rockport to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego

America's Finest City

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego visit planning app.

You can fly from Houston to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to San Diego is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

The American Riviera

On the 22nd (Sat), learn about winemaking at Flying Goat Cellars, then contemplate the long history of La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from San Diego to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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