8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew Church, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Andrew Church, Santa Monica State Beach
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological and Swami's Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and 1,000 Steps Beach. Explore Laguna Beach's surroundings by going to Temecula (Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants, Vindemia Estate Winery, & more) and San Clemente State Beach (in San Clemente).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Laguna Beach online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Temecula, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Swami's Beach, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, San Clemente State Beach
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Swami's Beach ©
Swami's Beach
1,000 Steps Beach ©
1,000 Steps Beach
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 21st (Thu), hike along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Laguna Beach to Big Sur takes 7.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Laguna Beach in March, with highs in Big Sur at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

1
day
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 22nd (Fri), hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Big Sur in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (53°F), and nights are much colder (23°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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