16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Paso Robles
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Santa Ynez
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 day
train:  30​min
10
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Huntington Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
San Diego
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Exploratorium, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Montara State Beach and Miramar Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Old Sacramento in Sacramento (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online itinerary builder .

Mexico City, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Miramar Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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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.
To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz holiday maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Santa Cruz. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites
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2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lovers Point, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, then take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and finally browse the exhibits of Carmel Mission.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Monterey itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Lovers Point
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point

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hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Coast Gallery Big Sur ©
Coast Gallery Big Sur

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paso Robles trip planner .

Drive from Big Sur to Paso Robles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in March: highs in Paso Robles hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mission San Miguel Arcangel
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Woodland Auto Display ©
Woodland Auto Display
Mission San Miguel Arcangel ©
Mission San Miguel Arcangel

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to San Luis Obispo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will leave for Santa Ynez on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors Wineries Parks
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Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez ©
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities of the Santa Ynez Valley. To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Ynez trip planner .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Ynez in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Ynez

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ostrich Land
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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery ©
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

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.
To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Ynez to Santa Barbara takes an hour. March in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
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Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Carriage & Western Art Museum ©
Carriage & Western Art Museum

1
day
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.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Disney California Adventure Park has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Old Town Temecula and Wiens Family Cellars - Winery. Get some cultural insight at Vindemia Estate Winery and Europa Village. Go for a jaunt from Anaheim to Temecula to see Miramonte Winery about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, and admire the striking features of The Packing House.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim road trip app .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

1
day
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 4th (Wed), kick back and relax at Newport Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Sherman Library & Gardens.

Find out how to plan Huntington Beach trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Huntington Beach is just a short distance from Anaheim. In April, daily temperatures in Huntington Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Newport Beach
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Sherman Library & Gardens ©
Sherman Library & Gardens
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Air & Space Museum, Maritime Museum of San Diego, San Diego Bay Walk, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Coronado Island and Coronado Beach. Oceanside Pier and Mission San Antonio de Pala will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and take a stroll through Little Italy.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mission San Antonio de Pala, Oceanside Pier, Coronado Beach
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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