9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Big Sur
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
5
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove, USS Midway Museum, Maritime Museum of San Diego, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego travel itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Diego is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from San Juan in July, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
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.
You've added Griffith Observatory, Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, Santa Monica Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): browse the different shops at Rodeo Drive, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, see some familiar sights at Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then catch a live event at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

few
hours
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 13th (Sat): get great views at Ragged Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip maker .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect colder days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for Carmel on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel attractions app .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added The Embarcadero, Sausalito Floating Homes Tour, Chinatown, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, see the top attractions with Sausalito Floating Homes Tour, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): do sightseeing your way with Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, then wander the streets of Union Square, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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