8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Laguna Beach
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Monterey
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway and then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Los Angeles. July in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
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Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Aliso Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Laguna Beach tour planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Oceanside, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Harbor Beach ©
Harbor Beach
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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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 27th (Fri): admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines, experience rural life at Ostrich Land, and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara holiday planning website.

You can drive from Laguna Beach to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Laguna Beach in July, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 75°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Ostrich Land, Old Mission Santa Ines
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Ostrich Land ©
Ostrich Land
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur visit planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Big Sur reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. You'll set off for Carmel on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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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 29th (Sun), stop by Carmel Bay Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monastery Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Cheese Shop, then contemplate the long history of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip site.

You can drive from Big Sur to Carmel in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Mon), do a tasting at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monterey travel itinerary planner.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping · Wineries
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A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro ©
A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro

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