8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Monterey is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

1
night
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 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip app .

Getting from Monterey to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat 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
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
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.
On the next day, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 83°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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): browse the exhibits of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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): make a trip to The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 81°F, while days are warmer, around 104°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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