46 days in Southern California, Dearborn & Amherst Itinerary

46 days in Southern California, Dearborn & Amherst Itinerary

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Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 8 nights
Fly
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Dearborn
— 12 nights
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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Bradley International Airport, Drive to Amherst
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Amherst
— 12 nights
Drive to Bradley International Airport, Fly to Bengaluru

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Santa Barbara

— 5 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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Santa Barbara Safaris.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online travel planner.

Bengaluru, India to Santa Barbara is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bengaluru to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in August, with highs in Santa Barbara at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

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.
Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:

San Diego

— 8 nights

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Dearborn.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 21:

Dearborn

— 12 nights
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dearborn: Frankenmuth (Zipline & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Cedar Point (in Sandusky) and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (in Oak Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and head outdoors with Miami Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dearborn online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Dearborn takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego to Dearborn, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Amherst.

Things to do in Dearborn

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — Sep 2:

Amherst

— 12 nights
Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River valley. Explore Amherst's surroundings by going to Adams (Ashuwillticook Rail Trail & Village Bike Rentals), The Clark Art Institute (in Williamstown) and New Catholic Cemetery (in Bennington). And it doesn't end there: walk around Stanley park, see the interesting displays at Yiddish Book Center, stroll through Manhan Rail Trail, and take in the views from Bissell Covered Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amherst planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dearborn to Amherst. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dearborn in September since evenings lows in Amherst dip to 12°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Amherst

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 14: