8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— Few hours
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Malibu
— Few hours
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Sat), walk around Golden Gate Park. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then hike along Partington Cove, and finally admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. On the next day, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur online tour planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to San Simeon Pier and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon vacation maker app.

Getting from Big Sur to San Simeon by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in March: highs in San Simeon hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Luis Obispo.
Highlights from your plan
Ragged Point Overlook ©
Ragged Point Overlook
San Simeon Pier ©
San Simeon Pier

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 31st (Wed), take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and then take a stroll through Bubblegum Alley.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Luis Obispo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Luis Obispo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Simeon in March, San Luis Obispo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Margarita Adventures ©
Margarita Adventures
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park

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Santa Barbara

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planning tool.

Drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You'll set off for Malibu on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park and then admire the masterpieces at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Malibu Bluffs Park ©
Malibu Bluffs Park
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art ©
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art

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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles route maker site.

Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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