12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Boulder
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 1 night
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 1 day
6
Anaheim
— 2 nights

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flatirons and Mesa Trail. Get in touch with nature at Valmont Bike Park and Mount Sanitas Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Royal Arch, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, admire the majestic nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boulder trip planner.

Milwaukee to Boulder is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Milwaukee to Boulder, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in September, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Boulder. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Eldorado Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Valmont Bike Park ©
Valmont Bike Park

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through South Carlsbad State Beach, stroll through Moonlight State Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel route builder.

Getting from Boulder to San Diego by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Boulder in September, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Town Temecula. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town Temecula. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Main Beach and then sample the tasty concoctions at Phantom Ales.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim journey builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Anaheim are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town Temecula, Main Beach
Highlights from your plan
Main Beach ©
Main Beach
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Phantom Ales ©
Phantom Ales

2
nights
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.
Santa Ynez Wine Trail has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through State Street Underpass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, and finally Head underground at Salt Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, cruise along Santa Ynez Wine Trail, and then do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

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Traveling by car from Anaheim to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in September, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Santa Ynez Wine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market ©
Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
Salt Cave ©
Salt Cave
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room ©
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room

1
day
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 15th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Americana at Brand ©
The Americana at Brand
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
On the 16th (Wed), wander the streets of Downtown Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victoria Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and finally discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To find out how to plan a trip to Anaheim, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Downtown Long Beach
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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