38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
2
Indio
— 4 nights
3
Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
4
Half Moon Bay
— 6 nights
5
San Francisco
— 11 nights

10
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign & Santa Monica Farmers Market) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). There's much more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles planner.

Porto, Portugal to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Indio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race

4
nights
Indio

Indio ©
Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California's Colorado Desert region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indio: Cholla Cactus Garden (in Joshua Tree National Park) and Joshua Tree National Park (in Joshua Tree).

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Indio trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Indio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Indio hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Indio

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park
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Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: The Luffa Farm (in Nipomo), Point San Luis Lighthouse (in Avila Beach) and Fisherman's Beach (in San Luis Obispo). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the majestic nature at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Indio to Santa Barbara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Indio, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

The Luffa Farm, Camarillo Public Library, Herzog Wine Cellars, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Fisherman's Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library

6
nights
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Half Moon Bay: Windy Hill Open Space Preserve (in Los Altos), Skyline to the Sea Trail (in Saratoga) and Pescadero (Pigeon Point Beach & Swanton Berry Farm). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The San Mateo Japanese Garden, grab your bike and head to Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, and hike along Sawyer Camp Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Half Moon Bay trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Half Moon Bay by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Half Moon Bay reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Mateo, Pescadero, Pacifica, Woodside, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
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Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach ©
Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach
Skyline to the Sea Trail ©
Skyline to the Sea Trail
The San Mateo Japanese Garden ©
The San Mateo Japanese Garden

11
nights
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, walk around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker website.

Getting from Half Moon Bay to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Half Moon Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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