9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
2
Big Bear Lake
— Few hours
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, thenexplore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, thenstop by Bergamot Station, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Guadalajara, Mexico to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Guadalajara to Los Angeles. Traveling from Guadalajara in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Norton Simon Museum
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Pine Knot Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bear Lake trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Big Bear Lake takes 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Big Bear Lake reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Pine Knot Trail ©
Pine Knot Trail

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Monterey trip site.

Drive from Big Bear Lake to Monterey in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Big Bear Lake in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Monterey, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Monterey Bay Food Tours ©
Monterey Bay Food Tours
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, make a trip to Carmel Beach Boardwalk, thenstroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and finally do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel driving holiday planning app.

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Garland Ranch Regional Park
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Garland Ranch Regional Park ©
Garland Ranch Regional Park
Gallery by the Sea Carmel ©
Gallery by the Sea Carmel

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip app.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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