8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Monterey
— 1 day
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Monterey road trip planning website.

San Francisco to Monterey is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 104°F to lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.