7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Cruz
— Few hours
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Monterey
— Few hours
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Battery Spencer, Point Bonita Lighthouse, Chinatown, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), wander the streets of Bernal Heights, then don't miss a visit to Alamo Square, and then wander the streets of Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Muir Beach Overlook, enjoy the sea views from Point Bonita Lighthouse, and then take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You'll set off for Santa Cruz on the 25th (Sun).

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Neighborhood
Chinatown
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Lookout
Battery Spencer
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Bernal Heights
4.7

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Monterey sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F at night. You will leave for Big Sur on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take a memorable drive along State Street Underpass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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