12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Montevideo
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Pismo Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
7
Morro Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: New York City

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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.
Attractions like Santa Monica State Beach and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo--about 1h 5 min away. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Montevideo in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, thenmake a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip builder app.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Santa Monica hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Getty Villa
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, thenexamine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Malibu Country Mart, and finally explore the striking landscape of Paramount Ranch.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Malibu day trip planner.

Getting from Santa Monica to Malibu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. September in Malibu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
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The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Paramount Ranch ©
Paramount Ranch
Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum ©
Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): wander the streets of State Street Underpass, thensteep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then kick back and relax at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Malibu in September since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Solvang.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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night
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 12th (Tue), do a tasting at Lincourt Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Koehler Winery, learn about winemaking at Epiphany Cellars, thenrelax in the rural setting at Global Gardens, thendo a tasting at Stolpman Vineyards, and finally stop by Ostrich Land.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Solvang day trip planning app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Solvang to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Ostrich Land
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Koehler Winery ©
Koehler Winery
Ostrich Land ©
Ostrich Land
Global Gardens ©
Global Gardens

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, thenstop by Alapay Cellars, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Solvang to Pismo Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Alapay Cellars
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Alapay Cellars ©
Alapay Cellars

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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Morro Bay tour builder app.

Morro Bay is just a stone's throw from Pismo Beach. In September, daytime highs in Morro Bay are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ©
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, thenenjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally wander the streets of Union Square. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Drive from Morro Bay to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Morro Bay in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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