8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by The Lego Store and then get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim sightseeing site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Anaheim is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Anaheim is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in July; daily highs in Anaheim reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
The Lego Store ©
The Lego Store

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign.

You can plan Santa Monica trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Santa Monica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. While traveling from Anaheim, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route builder app .

Getting from Santa Monica to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, San Francisco is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 26th (Fri), meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur road trip site .

Big Sur is just a short distance from Carmel. In July, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Hawthorne Gallery ©
Hawthorne Gallery

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