8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
tram:  30​min
2
Pasadena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Camarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
End: Dayton

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

Dayton to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dayton to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the tram to Pasadena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Vroman's Bookstore, deepen your understanding at California Institute of Technology, pause for some photo ops at Robinson Memorial, see the interesting displays at The Gamble House, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pasadena tour builder site .

Pasadena is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pasadena when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Pasadena

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House
Vroman's Bookstore ©
Vroman's Bookstore

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night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfrider Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Malibu online trip maker .

You can drive from Pasadena to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Pasadena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Malibu, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Camarillo.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Surfrider Beach ©
Surfrider Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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Camarillo

Camarillo ©
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, then brush up on your military savvy at WWII Aviation Museum, then get lost in a book at Camarillo Public Library, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Institution Ale Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Camarillo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Camarillo takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Camarillo

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
WWII Aviation Museum ©
WWII Aviation Museum

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night
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 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planner .

Drive from Camarillo to Santa Barbara in an hour. In August in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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