19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
5
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
9
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
West Hollywood
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
13
Tulare
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
15
Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
16
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
17
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Baker Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Exploratorium, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Before you visit Santa Cruz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Santa Cruz is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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. For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Carmel online trip maker .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Carmel are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Monterey fast, fun, and easy.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In December in Monterey, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur travel route builder site .

Traveling by bus from Monterey to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You will leave for Solvang on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Solvang

Solvang
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Solvang day trip app .

Getting from Big Sur to Solvang by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Big Sur in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 37°F in Solvang. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Outdoors Parks
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Santa Barbara

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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary app .

Drive from Solvang to Santa Barbara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malibu, with lows of 50°F. You will leave for Santa Monica on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Monica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Tours
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San Diego

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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anaheim day trip website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for West Hollywood.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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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. To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our West Hollywood trip maker .

Drive from Anaheim to West Hollywood in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tulare.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Tulare

Tulare
Tulare is a city in Tulare County, California. To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulare trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from West Hollywood to Tulare takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from West Hollywood in December; daily highs in Tulare reach 58°F and lows reach 36°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tulare

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tulare to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toMariposa.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mariposa

Mariposa
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariposa driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Mariposa in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mariposa can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park takes 2 hours. While traveling from Mariposa, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 14°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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San Francisco

San Francisco
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries
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