9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Blaine
Drive:  5​h
1
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Crescent City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
San Diego
— 1 night
End: San Diego

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Long Beach journey maker website .

Blaine to Long Beach is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

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Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Yaquina Head Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Newport takes 4 hours. April in Newport sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Crescent City.

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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Yaquina Bay Bridge ©
Yaquina Bay Bridge

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Humboldt Redwoods State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a memorable drive along Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Crescent City trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Newport to Crescent City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Crescent City are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

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Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Sea Glass Museum and then stroll through Glass Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip planner.

Getting from Crescent City to Fort Bragg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Crescent City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

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Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Sea Glass Museum ©
Sea Glass Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco attractions website .

Getting from Fort Bragg to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Fort Bragg in April, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Big Sur.

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

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara holiday builder .

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Big Sur in April, you will find days in Santa Barbara are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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Carpinteria State Beach
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning site .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 58°F in San Diego. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

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