8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monterey online trip maker.

Austin to Monterey is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Monterey is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Austin in June: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and then kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Stanford Shopping Center and then get in on the family fun at California's Great America.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Jose route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in June, expect nights in San Jose to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of SoMa, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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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.