12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Visalia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Bakersfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Los Angeles

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night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenexamine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. November in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, thenwander the streets of State Street Underpass, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, thenlook for gifts at SLO Sweets, thenidentify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove, and finally don't miss a visit to Bubblegum Alley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in San Luis Obispo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monarch Butterfly Grove, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Bubblegum Alley ©
Bubblegum Alley

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nights
Cambria

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). Take a break from the city and head to Friends of the Elephant Seal and Moonstone Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Partington Cove, McWay Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, don't miss a visit to San Simeon Pier, and examine the collection at Greenspace Creekside Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cambria travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Cambria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in November, Cambria is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, San Simeon
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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night
Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Visalia road trip planner.

Drive from Cambria to Visalia in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Visalia can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Visalia

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sequoia National Park ©
Sequoia National Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Visalia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

3
nights
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Get outdoors at Tomo-Kahni State HIstoric Park and The Great Central Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bakersfield: Tehachapi (Tangleweed Farm & Tehachapi Loop).

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bakersfield trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bakersfield. In November, daytime highs in Bakersfield are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tehachapi
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Area Living Museum (CALM)
Tomo-Kahni State HIstoric Park ©
Tomo-Kahni State HIstoric Park
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop

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