8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Bakersfield
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Glen Ellen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Paso Robles
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
7
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
9
Ventura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Area Living Museum (CALM).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bakersfield journey maker app .

Los Angeles to Bakersfield is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Bakersfield reach 96°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Glen Ellen.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum

1
night
Glen Ellen

Glen Ellen
Glen Ellen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glen Ellen travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Bakersfield to Glen Ellen with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bakersfield in June, with highs in Glen Ellen at 78°F and lows at 50°F. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glen Ellen

Wineries Parks Tours

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day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Glen Ellen to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Glen Ellen in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz route maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for Monterey on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock and then trek along Point Lobos.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online road trip planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Monterey sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carmel, 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

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night
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Monterey to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Paso Robles hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 53°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
J Dusi Winery ©
J Dusi Winery

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Avila Valley Barn, then look for gifts at Fromagerie Sophie, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paso Robles in June, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fromagerie Sophie ©
Fromagerie Sophie
Avila Valley Barn ©
Avila Valley Barn
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

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Santa Barbara

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara sightseeing site .

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in June, you will find days in Santa Barbara are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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night
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, then look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village, and then take in the waterfront at Ventura Pier and Promenade.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ventura online trip itinerary planner .

Ventura is just a stone's throw from Santa Barbara. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ventura

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura
Ventura Pier and Promenade ©
Ventura Pier and Promenade
Ventura Harbor Village ©
Ventura Harbor Village

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