5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
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2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
3
Los Angeles
Drive
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
6
San Francisco
Drive
7
Napa
— 1 night
Drive
8
Sacramento
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel route planning app.

Seattle to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 82°F and lows at 60°F. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 5th (Mon).
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

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.
For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara route tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 77°F and lows about 53°F. You will leave for Carmel on the 6th (Tue).
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Carmel — 1 night

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. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Carmel road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in October: highs in Carmel hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 52°F. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 7th (Wed).
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning app.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Napa.
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Napa — 1 night

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Napa trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in October, with lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Sacramento.
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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sacramento visit planner.

You can drive from Napa to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sacramento when traveling from Napa in October, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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