6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
3
Healdsburg
— 1 night
4
Big Sur
— 1 night
5
Monterey
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass.

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

Charlotte to Santa Barbara is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Shopping Scenic Drive
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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier, thenidentify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, thenpartake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo, and finally stroll around Crescent Bay Point Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntington Beach travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Huntington Beach in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Huntington Beach when traveling from Santa Barbara in September, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna Beach
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Crescent Bay Point Park ©
Crescent Bay Point Park
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, thendo a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Huntington Beach to Healdsburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huntington Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Healdsburg, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Gary Farrell Winery ©
Gary Farrell Winery

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thentake in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Big Sur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, subway, and taxi. When traveling from Healdsburg in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenstop by Old Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monterey online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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