9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Ventura
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
2
Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Maria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Ventura

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. You've now added Camarillo Premium Outlets to your itinerary. On the 30th (Wed), explore and take pictures at State Street Underpass, then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets, and finally learn and have fun at Meditation Mount. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ventura trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Ventura is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ventura are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Channel Islands National Park.

Things to do in Ventura

Tours Historic Sites Classes

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Meditation Mount, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Meditation Mount ©
Meditation Mount

1
night
Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park ©
The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Santa Cruz Island and then Head underground at The Sea Caves.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Channel Islands National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ventura to Channel Islands National Park. Traveling from Ventura in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Channel Islands National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Channel Islands National Park

Parks Nature
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Santa Cruz Island ©
Santa Cruz Island

3
nights
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Maria: Morro Rock (in Morro Bay), Paso Robles (JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Montana de Oro State Park (in Los Osos). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove and take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria travel route builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Santa Maria. In February in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Avila Beach, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Morro Rock, Montana de Oro State Park
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Speed Boats Tours
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Spas & Wellness. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dennis the Menace Park, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monterey sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria to Monterey in 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Maria in February: highs in Monterey hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spas & Wellness
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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