8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Malibu
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
4
Venice
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum and then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation maker site .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Point Lobos State Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Partington Cove, & more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive, and get engrossed in the history at Colton Hall Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Monterey are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Malibu planner .

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from Monterey to Malibu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, tram, and bus. In May, Malibu is somewhat warmer than Monterey - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

1
day
Venice

Venice ©
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Caspersen Beach, and then stop by Island Time Spirits.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Malibu to Venice in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Malibu to Venice due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around 84°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Caspersen Beach ©
Caspersen Beach
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach
Island Time Spirits ©
Island Time Spirits

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