24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18 h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Glendale
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California Science Center as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

3
nights
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.
Step out of Santa Monica with an excursion to Zuma Beach in Malibu--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica online route planner.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Malibu
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

5
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, then trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, view the masterpieces at Venture Gallery, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Monterey tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Carmel, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
night
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 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online route planner.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Glendale.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

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

2
nights
Glendale

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Glendale is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Desert Garden, stroll around Brand Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Beaudry Loop.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glendale day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Glendale in 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, things will get a bit warmer in Glendale: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glendale

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Marino, The Gamble House
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Brand Park ©
Brand Park
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House
Forest Lawn Memorial Park ©
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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