29 days in United States & Montreal Itinerary

29 days in United States & Montreal Itinerary

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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Monterey
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Monterey, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Napa, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oceanside, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Monica, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Jose, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights

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Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, pick up some local products at Jean-Talon Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreal vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, La Macaza / Mont-Tremblant International Inc Airport and Montreal International (Mirabel) Airport. In July in Montreal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Monterey, United States

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Montreal to Monterey in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montreal in July, with highs in Monterey at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, United States

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 21st (Wed), go for a walk through West Cliff Drive, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, then take in the waterfront at Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Ocean Beach, Mussel Rock Park, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, hike along Lands End, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route maker website.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Napa, United States

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Napa Valley Distillery and then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Napa travel route planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Napa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Napa

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Napa to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Napa in July, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Congress Trail.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Joshua Tree National Park, United States

— 2 nights
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Keys View, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 45°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oceanside.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Oceanside, United States

— 1 night
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oceanside driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Oceanside in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Oceanside, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Oceanside

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, United States

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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 5th (Thu), make a trip to Rodeo Drive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica road trip app.

You can drive from Oceanside to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Nature · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, United States

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then get to know the fascinating history of State Street Underpass, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Ventura Pier and Promenade, then discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Barbara, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

San Jose, United States

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): engage your brain at The Tech Interactive, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Google Android Lawn Statues. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Rose Garden, and then wander the streets of Stanford Shopping Center.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Jose online travel route planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Jose in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. In August in San Jose, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Montreal.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Port of Montreal, then take in nature's colorful creations at Montreal Botanical Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, and then stroll around Mount Royal Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreal online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Jose to Montreal in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.