5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive
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Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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 maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 76°F and lows reach 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours
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Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Morro Bay online day trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner.

Drive from Morro Bay to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in August, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 70°F. You'll set off for Santa Cruz on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 2nd (Sun), take a tour by water with Venture Quest Day Kayaking and then examine the collection at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with RocketBoat.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Corona Del Mar State Beach and Marina Beach. Visiting Treasure Island Beach and Victoria Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), fly like a bird with Pacific Blue Air, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Monterey County travel guide

4.4
Aquariums · Scenic Drive · Dolphin & Whale Watching