5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brooklyn
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brooklyn

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, and other attractions. On the 6th (Tue), get answers to all your questions at Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, take a stroll through Chinatown, make a trip to Lombard Street, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Brooklyn to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brooklyn to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Brooklyn in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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hours
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. You've now added Half Moon Bay State Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Half Moon Bay trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Half Moon Bay are slightly colder (63°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planning website .

Getting from Half Moon Bay to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Half Moon Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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. To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel holiday maker .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

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day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
McWay Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur attractions planner.

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. You've now added Morro Rock to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Morro Bay holiday maker .

You can drive from Big Sur to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in August, expect nights in Morro Bay to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Sign and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then make a trip to Hollywood Sign, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 66°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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