46 days in Southern California, Dearborn & Amherst Itinerary

46 days in Southern California, Dearborn & Amherst Itinerary

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Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 8 nights
Fly
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Dearborn
— 12 nights
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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Bradley International Airport, Drive to Amherst
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Amherst
— 12 nights
Drive to Bradley International Airport, Fly to Bengaluru

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Santa Barbara — 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Santa Barbara Safaris.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online travel planner.

Bengaluru, India to Santa Barbara is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Bengaluru to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in August, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 7 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and shop like a local with The Grove.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 8 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through La Jolla Cove, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online attractions planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dearborn.
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Dearborn — 12 nights

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dearborn: Frankenmuth (Zipline & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Cedar Point (in Sandusky) and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and head outdoors with Miami Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dearborn online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Dearborn takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Dearborn, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Amherst.
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Amherst — 12 nights

Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River valley. Explore Amherst's surroundings by going to Adams (Ashuwillticook Rail Trail & Village Bike Rentals), New Catholic Cemetery (in Bennington) and The Clark Art Institute (in Williamstown). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Stanley park, head outdoors with Keene Swampbats, stroll through Bullitt Reservation, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Icons.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Amherst travel route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dearborn to Amherst. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Amherst when traveling from Dearborn in September, with lows around 12°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to home.
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