5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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

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Santa Barbara

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
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
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
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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.
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 · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Specialty Museum
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
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San Francisco

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

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
RocketBoat
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Los Angeles

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 Victoria Beach and Pacific Blue Air will get you outdoors. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, get in touch with nature with Hollywood Hikes, and see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Marina Beach
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