14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Half Moon Bay
— 1 night
3
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
4
Monterey
— 1 night
5
Carmel
— 1 night
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
7
San Simeon
— 1 night
8
Cambria
— 1 night
9
Morro Bay
— 1 night
10
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
11
Solvang
— 1 night
12
Santa Ynez
— Few hours
13
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gray Whale Cove State Beach, kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February in Half Moon Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moss Beach
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Gray Whale Cove State Beach ©
Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve ©
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz day trip planning app.

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Half Moon Bay in February, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shark Fin Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Shark Fin Cove ©
Shark Fin Cove

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Monterey road trip tool.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Monterey, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, thenkick back and relax at Point Lobos, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Silvestri Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planning website.

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. In March, daytime highs in Carmel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Silvestri Vineyards ©
Silvestri Vineyards

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, thenadmire the sheer force of McWay Falls, thenkick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Beaches
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and finally kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2 hours. When traveling from Big Sur in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Ragged Point Overlook ©
Ragged Point Overlook

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nitt Witt Ridge, thentake a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and finally hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cambria journey maker tool.

Cambria is just a short distance from San Simeon. In March, daily temperatures in Cambria can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:
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Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Heron and Cormorant Rookery, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Morro Bay online day trip planner.

Morro Bay is just a stone's throw from Cambria. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cambria in March since evenings lows in Morro Bay dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, thendo a tasting at Sans Liege Wines, and finally steep yourself in history at Price Anniversary House - Price Historical Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach road trip planning site.

Pismo Beach is just a stone's throw from Morro Bay. March in Pismo Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Solvang.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wildlife Parks Wineries
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Sans Liege Wines ©
Sans Liege Wines

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Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethania Lutheran Church, and then do a tasting at The Sanger Family of Wines.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Solvang tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Solvang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pismo Beach in March, Solvang is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Ynez.

Things to do in Solvang

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

The Sanger Family of Wines
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Bethania Lutheran Church ©
Bethania Lutheran Church
The Sanger Family of Wines ©
The Sanger Family of Wines
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines

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Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities of the Santa Ynez Valley. To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Ynez day trip planning tool.

Santa Ynez is just a stone's throw from Solvang. In March in Santa Ynez, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Ynez

Wineries Outdoors Tours
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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 10th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Ynez to Santa Barbara in an hour. Traveling from Santa Ynez in March, Santa Barbara is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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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 11th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica planning website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Monica, with lows of °C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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