13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
San Jose
— 1 night
3
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Laguna Beach
— 1 night
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to VJB Cellars and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Visiting 1.5-mile Coastal Trail and Mavericks will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach), Sonoma (Cornerstone Sonoma & Sonoma Valley) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Point, browse the different shops at NFL Shop Pier 39, explore the galleries of The Marine Mammal Center, and learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Mexico City, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma, Healdsburg, Half Moon Bay, St. Helena, The Marine Mammal Center
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach
Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach

1
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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines and then don't miss a visit to Sikh Gurdwara.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Jose online sightseeing planner .

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in San Jose hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bayshore Bluffs Park, explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, stop by The Shell Shop, then get great views at Anchor Memorial Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Jose to Morro Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow 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
Anchor Memorial Park ©
Anchor Memorial Park

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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.
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 traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Morro Bay to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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

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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.
Start 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 make a trip to Hollywood Bowl Overlook.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation planning app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive 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

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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): shop like a local with Virga Gallery, browse the different shops at The Shops At Mission Viejo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, and finally stop by Buy Hand.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Laguna Beach vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Shopping Museums Beaches

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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