19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly + subway:  20​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
taxi:  30​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
San Luis Obispo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Camarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
11
Santa Monica
— 1 day
12
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
13
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h
End: Florianopolis

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes San Francisco City Hall, Legion of Honor, Civic Center, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner .

Florianopolis, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Nightlife Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well as Natural Bridges State Beach. On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in October since evenings lows in Santa Cruz dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cannery Row, Lovers Point, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other attractions you added. On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Cannery Row.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey holiday builder .

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in October: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Lovers Point ©
Lovers Point
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel journey tool .

Carmel is very close to Monterey. In October in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Nature Beaches
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Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jade Cove as well as Bixby Bridge. On the 24th (Wed), snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then trek along Partington Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jade Cove.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary planning app .

Big Sur is just a stone's throw from Carmel. October in Big Sur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jade Cove
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon day trip site .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 4 hours. When traveling from Big Sur in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. You will leave for San Luis Obispo on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature
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day
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avila Valley Barn, Bubblegum Alley and Hearst Castle. On the 25th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, wander the streets of Bubblegum Alley, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and finally relax in the rural setting at Avila Valley Barn.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo itinerary app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to San Luis Obispo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Luis Obispo, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Avila Valley Barn ©
Avila Valley Barn

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Barbara Public Market, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Stearns Wharf, and other attractions. On the 25th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Camarillo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1
night
Camarillo

Camarillo ©
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camarillo Premium Outlets. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Camarillo trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Camarillo in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Camarillo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Camarillo

Shopping
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Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign, The Original Farmers Market and The Grove.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online journey maker .

You can drive from Camarillo to Los Angeles in an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Camarillo in October since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip planner .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You've added Long Beach Waterfront, The Getty Villa, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Doheny State Beach and El Matador State Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Main Beach and 1,000 Steps Beach. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Laguna Beach, Long Beach Waterfront, Doheny State Beach
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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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.
You've added Balboa Park, Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, head off the coast to Coronado Island, then explore and take pictures at Point Loma, and finally stroll through La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego tour planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November in San Diego, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Coronado Island
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Point Loma ©
Point Loma
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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