8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Dana Point
— 3 nights
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
3
Cayucos
— 1 night
4
Dana Point
— 1 night
5
San Diego
— 1 day

3
nights
Dana Point

Dana Point ©
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dana Point Harbor as well as Disneyland Park. Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano and Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. There's still lots to do: take a tour of The Pilgrim.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dana Point online tour planner.

Jacksonville to Dana Point is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In March in Dana Point, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Dana Point

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dana Point Harbor ©
Dana Point Harbor

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): trek along Cabrillo Bike Path, see the interesting displays at Reagan Ranch Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, and finally learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Dana Point to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dana Point in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cayucos.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Reagan Ranch Center ©
Reagan Ranch Center
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

1
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Cayucos

Cayucos ©
Cayucos is a census-designated place located on the coast in San Luis Obispo County, California along California State Route 1 between Cambria to the north and Morro Bay to the south. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Cayucos Pier, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Morro Bay National Estuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cayucos journey site.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Cayucos in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Cayucos can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Dana Point.

Things to do in Cayucos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Morro Bay
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Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach
Cayucos Pier ©
Cayucos Pier

1
night
Dana Point

Dana Point
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dana Point vacation planner.

You can drive from Cayucos to Dana Point in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cayucos in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dana Point, with lows around °F. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to San Diego.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors Parks 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.
On the 18th (Wed), stroll through Pacific Beach, thenkick back and relax at Coronado Beach, and then head off the coast to Coronado Island.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our San Diego online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dana Point to San Diego takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in San Diego are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado
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Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island

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