16 days in United States & Tijuana Itinerary

16 days in United States & Tijuana Itinerary

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16 days in United States & Tijuana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
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Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Monterey, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Carmel, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Big Sur, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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San Simeon, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Santa Maria, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Santa Barbara, United States
— Few hours
car:  6​h
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Tijuana, Mexico
— 2 nights
car:  4​h
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San Diego, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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Los Angeles, United States

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 Sunset Boulevard, Rodeo Drive and Citadel Outlets. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. July in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (47°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lyon Street Steps, Chinatown, Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, then take a stroll through Chinatown, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lyon Street Steps. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Golden Gate Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, San Francisco is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey journey website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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Carmel, United States

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. On the 19th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel route planning tool .

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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Big Sur, United States

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Big Sur day trip planning tool .

Big Sur is just a short distance from Carmel. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toSan Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
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San Simeon, United States

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 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nitt Witt Ridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Big Sur in July, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nitt Witt Ridge
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Nitt Witt Ridge ©
Nitt Witt Ridge

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Santa Maria, United States

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): browse the collection at Santa Maria Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria trip planner .

Drive from San Simeon to Santa Maria in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Santa Maria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Maria Library ©
Santa Maria Library

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Santa Barbara, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara road trip planning site .

You can drive from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Tijuana.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana
Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Tijuana Arch, then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Rio Tijuana, then kick back and relax at Playas de Tijuana, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rosarito Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tijuana trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Barbara to Tijuana. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tijuana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rosarito Beach
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Rosarito Beach
Rosarito Beach
Playas de Tijuana ©
Playas de Tijuana
Plaza Rio Tijuana ©
Plaza Rio Tijuana

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San Diego, United States

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 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego holiday builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Tijuana to San Diego with the Route module. In July in San Diego, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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