9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Long Beach
— 1 day

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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 11th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip tool.

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco, you'll gain 17.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 13th (Wed), take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf, then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and finally relax in the rural setting at Swanton Berry Farm. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz vacation maker tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Cruz, with lows of 8°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swanton Berry Farm ©
Swanton Berry Farm
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar and then examine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Monterey road trip planning website.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Monterey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 15th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in November, Cambria is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Long Beach.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
On the 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of the Pacific.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Long Beach trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cambria to Long Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Long Beach when traveling from Cambria in November, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Long Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific

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