8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Napa
— 1 night
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Mendocino
— 1 night

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sail San Diego as well as La Jolla Cove. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Diego. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Sail San Diego ©
Sail San Diego

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wine Canyon Tours. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): catch all the local highlights with Wine Canyon Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in December, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Canyon Tours ©
Wine Canyon Tours

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, learn about winemaking at Ancient Peaks Winery, then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Pismo Pier ©
Pismo Pier

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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online holiday planner.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery ©

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), learn about winemaking at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Napa vacation planner.

Getting from Carmel to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in December, plan for little chillier nights in Napa, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 9th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mendocino Coast, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and finally immerse yourself in nature at MacKerricher State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sea Glass Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mendocino itinerary planner.

Drive from Napa to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Mendocino sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station

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