6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h
End: Charlotte

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Charlotte to Santa Barbara is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Scenic Drive Outdoors

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night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier, then identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo, and finally stroll around Crescent Bay Point Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntington Beach travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Huntington Beach when traveling from Santa Barbara in September, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Bay Point Park ©
Crescent Bay Point Park
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Huntington Beach to Healdsburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Huntington Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Healdsburg, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Old Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monterey online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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