18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
2
Monterey
— 1 night
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site.

Belfast, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Belfast to San Francisco. Traveling from Belfast in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then admire the majestic nature at Monterey State Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and then view the masterpieces at Venture Gallery.

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Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. July in Monterey sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe

1
night
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Simeon itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for much hotter days in San Simeon, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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.
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Getting from San Simeon to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °C and lows reach °C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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