9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and California Science Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Fukuoka, Japan to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fukuoka to Los Angeles, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Rincon Beach Park, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thousand Steps Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara holiday planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Rincon Beach Park ©
Rincon Beach Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Monterey trip maker tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Breakwater ©
Breakwater
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and USS Pampanito. Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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