6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h
1
San Luis Obispo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
4
Ventura
— Few hours
+5
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Crescent City
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Astoria
— 1 day
+3
Bus + Tram + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Highway 101 has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City to San Luis Obispo is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in San Luis Obispo hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Tours

Side Trip

Highway 101

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 13th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon road trip app .

Getting from San Luis Obispo to San Simeon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cambria
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cold Spring Tavern ©
Cold Spring Tavern
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Ventura

Ventura
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ventura visit planner.

Ventura is very close to Santa Barbara. October in Ventura sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Ventura

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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San Buenaventura State Beach
San Buenaventura State Beach

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Battery Point Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Howland Hill Road, and then hike along Stout Grove.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Crescent City trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Ventura to Crescent City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ventura in October, with highs in Crescent City at 62°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Astoria.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse

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Astoria

Astoria ©
Astoria, named for famed fur trader John Jacob Astor, resides near the mouth of the Columbia River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, see the interesting displays at Flavel House Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Astoria online trip maker .

Drive from Crescent City to Astoria in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Astoria

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Astoria Oregon Riverwalk ©
Astoria Oregon Riverwalk
Flavel House Museum ©
Flavel House Museum

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