13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
Fly + Subway:  7 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Miramar Beach and Stinson Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at VJB Cellars and 1.5-mile Coastal Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Sonoma (Cornerstone Sonoma & Sonoma Valley). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Haight-Ashbury, browse the different shops at Bay Street, shop like a local with Onedome, and do a tasting at Dry Creek Vineyard.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route builder.

Mexico City, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, Half Moon Bay, Sonoma, Patrick Amiot
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines and then make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara.

Planning San Jose trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in San Jose

Wineries
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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines ©
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara

1
night
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 12th (Mon): walk around Bayshore Bluffs Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Morro Bay National Estuary, then look for gifts at The Shell Shop, then get great views at Anchor Memorial Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Morro Bay day trip app.

Drive from San Jose to Morro Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bayshore Bluffs Park ©
Bayshore Bluffs Park
Morro Bay National Estuary ©
Morro Bay National Estuary
The Shell Shop ©
The Shell Shop

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, then look for gifts at Chocolate Maya, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market ©
Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Hollywood, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip tool.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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iFLY Hollywood ©
iFLY Hollywood
Hollywood Bowl Overlook ©
Hollywood Bowl Overlook
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park ©

1
night
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Virga Gallery, then browse the different shops at The Shops At Mission Viejo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Victoria Beach, and finally look for gifts at Buy Hand.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach tour planning tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Laguna Beach sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Shops At Mission Viejo
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The Shops At Mission Viejo ©
The Shops At Mission Viejo
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Buy Hand ©
Buy Hand

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