8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Huntington Beach
— Few hours
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
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Morro Bay
— Few hours
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Cambria
— Few hours
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
You've now added USS Midway Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 78°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

few
hours
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach itinerary builder site.

Drive from San Diego to Huntington Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Crystal Cove
4.6
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Pier / Boardwalk
Huntington Beach Pier
4.6

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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from Huntington Beach to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
4.6

few
hours
Santa Barbara

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes State Street Underpass as well as Thousand Steps Beach. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thousand Steps Beach and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Santa Barbara to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 53°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

few
hours
Morro Bay

Morro Bay
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay road trip planning website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Morro Bay, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Cambria.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

few
hours
Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip builder website.

Cambria is just a short distance from Morro Bay. Traveling from Morro Bay in October, plan for little chillier nights in Cambria, with lows around 46°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to San Simeon.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

3
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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Morro Strand State Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, look for gifts at The Shell Shop, then stroll through Moonstone Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip builder app.

San Simeon is just a stone's throw from Cambria. In October, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Morro Rock
4.6
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Castle
Hearst Castle
4.4

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge as well as McWay Falls. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Simeon to Big Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in October, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (70°F), and nights are a bit warmer (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
McWay Falls
4.5
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Bridge
Bixby Bridge
4.6

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. 17-Mile Drive has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey road trip tool.

Drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Monterey are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Drive
17-Mile Drive
4.1

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf as well as Alcatraz Island. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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