8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Ventura Harbor Village. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Palm Springs to Santa Barbara is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in June: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes San Luis Obispo Children's Museum as well as Pismo State Beach. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at San Luis Obispo Children's Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pismo State Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Pismo Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, expect nights in Pismo Beach to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

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Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Your day by day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle as well as Piedras Blancas Light Station. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station, and then stop by Red Moose Cookie Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria visit planner.

Getting from Pismo Beach to Cambria by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Pismo Beach in June, you will find days in Cambria are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

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Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

Drive from Cambria to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Cambria in June, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Point Pinos Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Monarch Grove Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Monterey driving holiday planner.

Monterey is just a stone's throw from Carmel. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Park, Crissy Field and Ghirardelli Square. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Crissy Field, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.