7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Redwood City
— 1 night
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Palo Alto
Drive
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Mountain View
Drive
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Cupertino
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
Drive
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Malibu
Drive
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Los Angeles
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Battery Spencer, Lands End, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): walk around Golden Gate Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then walk around Presidio of San Francisco, and finally get great views at Battery Spencer.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Redwood City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Redwood City

— 1 night
Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately south of San Francisco, and northwest of San Jose. To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Redwood City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Redwood City takes an hour. In December in Redwood City, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. You will leave for Palo Alto on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Redwood City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

Palo Alto

Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Your day by day itinerary now includes Stanford University as well as Baylands Nature Preserve - City of Palo Alto. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Baylands Nature Preserve - City of Palo Alto, then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stanford Memorial Church.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Palo Alto online attractions planner.

Palo Alto is very close to Redwood City. In December, daytime highs in Palo Alto are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Mountain View

Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Google Android Lawn Statues has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Google Android Lawn Statues.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain View itinerary planner.

Mountain View is very close to Palo Alto. December in Mountain View sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cupertino.
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Cupertino

Cupertino is a U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Apple Park Visitor Center. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Apple Park Visitor Center.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cupertino online tour itinerary planner.

Cupertino is very close to Mountain View. In December, daytime highs in Cupertino are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
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Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've now added Point Pinos Lighthouse to your itinerary. On the 31st (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online holiday maker.

Drive from Cupertino to Monterey in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach and then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online road trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Morro Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Big Sur in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 44°F at night. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Morro Bay

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.
To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. You'll set off for Malibu on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Carbon Beach and then kick back and relax at Westward Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu attractions planning app.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in January since evenings lows in Malibu dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

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.
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You can drive from Malibu to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will leave for San Diego on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Coronado Beach, kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.