8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Monica
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Carmel
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Half Moon Bay
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San Francisco
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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and then stop by Bergamot Station.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Monica road trip website.

Dallas to Santa Monica is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, things will get little chillier in Santa Monica: highs are around 73°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Monica to Monterey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, expect Monterey to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Carmel

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Carmel Bay Company, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Carmel Bay Company ©
Carmel Bay Company

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach and then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay day trip tool.

Getting from Carmel to Half Moon Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Half Moon Bay hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's lots more to do: visit Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner.

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Half Moon Bay in June, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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