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60 days in United States Itinerary
Fly: 22h 15min
San Francisco— 10 nights
Fly + taxi: 4h 30min
Redwood National Park— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive: 6h 15min
Big Sur— 2 nights
taxi + Fly: 3h 45min
San Diego— 15 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Anaheim— 13 nights
Los Angeles— 14 nights
Fly: 20h 15min
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City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.You've added Sacramento Zoo, Emerald Bay State Park, California Automobile Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks for their historical value. We've also included these beaches for you: Bodega Dunes and Rockaway Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Limantour Beach.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Jeddah to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.
Things to do in San Francisco
Sacramento, Pescadero, Goat Rock Beach, Rockaway Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.Your list of things to see and do now includes Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails, Mount Shasta, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, trek along Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Shasta, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse and then hike along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Redwood National Park online day trip planner .
Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Redwood National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Sur.
Things to do in Redwood National Park
Mount Shasta, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse
Big Country of the South
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, and then hike along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Marina State Beach.
For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur day trip tool .
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Big Sur. When traveling from Redwood National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.
Things to do in Big Sur
Pacific Grove, Marina State Beach
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.Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coronado Beach and La Jolla Cove. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Julian Historical Society (in Julian), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.
Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Do a combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in October, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Anaheim.
Things to do in San Diego
Borrego Springs, Encinitas, Ramona, Coronado, Julian Historical Society
Heart of Orange County
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission San Juan Capistrano and Little Corona Beach. Let the collections at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and The California Route 66 Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild), Riverside National Cemetery (in Riverside) and Temecula (Avensole Winery, Peltzer Winery, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, and stroll through Corona Del Mar State Beach.
For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary builder website .
Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Los Angeles.
Things to do in Anaheim
Temecula, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Irvine Spectrum Center
City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Third Street Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria State Beach), Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Mountains, & more) and Tehachapi (Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique & Tehachapi Mountain Park). There's still lots to do: get some fabulous bargains at Camarillo Premium Outlets, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.
For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour builder .
Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Malibu, Tehachapi, Running Horse Ranch
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