28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  17​h 30​min
1
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Mission Santa Barbara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Barbara: Vin Hus (in Solvang), Lompoc (Jalama Beach, Surf Beach, & more) and San Buenaventura State Beach (in Ventura). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, and stop by Global Gardens.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santa Barbara is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Santa Barbara is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in October since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lompoc, Vinhus, Silver Strand Beach, San Buenaventura State Beach, Butterfly Beach
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Six Flags Magic Mountain and El Matador State Beach. Take a break from Santa Monica with a short trip to Zuma Beach in Malibu, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, stop by Bergamot Station, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Monica travel route planner .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Santa Monica. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Mulholland Drive, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Bay State Park and Vikingsholm. When in South Lake Tahoe, make a side trip to see Travertine Hot Spring in Bridgeport, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, have some family-friendly fun at Magic Carpet Golf, trek along Rubicon Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to South Lake Tahoe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Santa Monica in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Travertine Hot Spring
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

4
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Vincent Arroyo Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens (in Fulton), Gualala Point Regional Park (in Gualala) and Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more). Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Napa day trip website .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Napa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October: high temperatures in Napa hover around 29°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Gualala Point Regional Park, V. Sattui Winery, Vincent Arroyo Winery, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Balloon Rides
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monterey Bay and Twin Peaks. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Limantour Beach (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica). Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and stroll through Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Napa in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Monterey Bay, Limantour Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Rockaway Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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