21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Oakland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. In March, San Francisco is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, and finally savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Helena driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in St. Helena, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oakland.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Safari West, Wine Tours & Tastings, Castello di Amorosa
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West

few
hours
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Merritt and then examine the collection at Oakland Museum of California.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oakland trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Oakland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Oakland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Merritt ©
Lake Merritt
Oakland Museum of California ©
Oakland Museum of California

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then hike along Mariposa Grove, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Half Dome and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Oakland to Wawona takes 4 hours. March in Wawona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally learn about winemaking at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip planning tool .

You can drive from Wawona to Monterey in 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in March, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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hours
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon online road trip planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Monterey in March, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery

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.
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Barbara, with lows of 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 27th (Fri), stroll around Ocean View Park, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder .

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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