8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  15​h
1
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Marina del Rey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Monterey is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Barbara trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara takes 6.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marina del Rey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey ©
Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community and census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California. On the 31st (Mon), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally get outside with Pro Sup Shop.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marina del Rey online trip builder .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Marina del Rey in 2 hours. August in Marina del Rey sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marina del Rey

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Pro Sup Shop ©
Pro Sup Shop
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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