13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  45​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  46​h
End: Newark

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory as well as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in November, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Childrens Museums Museums
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You've now added 26-Mile Bike Path to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean View Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

Before you visit Santa Monica, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. November in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Getty Villa
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), kick back and relax at Point Lobos and then take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In November, Monterey is slightly colder than Santa Monica - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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