9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  22 h
End: Oslo, Norway

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

Oslo, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Santa Cruz

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 20th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and then stroll through Natural Bridges State Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
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Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Coast Gallery Big Sur, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Big Sur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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