13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
5
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
6
West Hollywood
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

New Orleans to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bird Rock Vista Point, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bird Rock Vista Point, 17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Bird Rock Vista Point ©
Bird Rock Vista Point

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, thentrek along Partington Cove, and finally shop like a local with Hawthorne Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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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 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally wander the streets of State Street Underpass.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from Big Sur in July, you will find days in Santa Barbara are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, thentake in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Santa Monica are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain

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West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Sunset Strip and then don't miss a visit to Sunset Plaza.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read West Hollywood trip tool.

West Hollywood is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sunset Strip ©
Sunset Strip
Sunset Plaza ©
Sunset Plaza

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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.
Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from West Hollywood. Traveling from West Hollywood in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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