15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Lawrence Hall of Science (in Berkeley) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lawrence Hall of Science, Petaluma Seed Bank
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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. On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Carmel journey tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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 23rd (Fri): take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf and then don't miss a visit to State Street Underpass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thensteep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then walk around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santa Barbara using our trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

5
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, &more) and Camera Obscura (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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