9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Maria
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Porterville
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
— 1 night

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 8th (Tue), experience rural life at Avila Valley Barn and then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Maria online attractions planner.

Phoenix to Santa Maria is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Santa Maria hover around 79°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.
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Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier
Avila Valley Barn ©
Avila Valley Barn

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Coast Road, Point Sur State Historic Park and McWay Falls. On the 9th (Wed), admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, take a memorable drive along Old Coast Road, stroll through Point Sur State Historic Park, then take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take in the views from Bixby Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge, surround yourself with nature on Molera Horseback Tours, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip itinerary site.

Getting from Santa Maria to Big Sur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Maria in September: highs in Big Sur hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Park as well as Muir Woods National Monument. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Porterville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Porterville

Porterville ©
Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Zalud House and then trek along Trail of 100 Giants.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porterville trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Porterville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Porterville to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Porterville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
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Zalud House ©
Zalud House

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 13th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Porterville to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lancaster.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Lancaster

Lancaster ©
Lancaster is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Cat House, then don't miss a visit to Civic Musical Road, and then take a stroll through The BLVD.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lancaster road trip website.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Lancaster in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Lancaster

Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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The BLVD ©
The BLVD
The Cat House ©
The Cat House
Civic Musical Road ©
Civic Musical Road

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