9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Monica
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Santa Barbara
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Monterey
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San Francisco
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Napa
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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 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and finally contemplate the long history of Greystone Mansion and Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip tool.

Saint Louis to Santa Monica is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Santa Monica is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in May, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Greystone Mansion and Park ©
Greystone Mansion and Park

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Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries
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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.
On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder app.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Let the collections at Charles M. Schulz Museum and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Napa with a short trip to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, about 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa and learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Napa hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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