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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 12 nights
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Rockport
— 8 nights
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Houston
— 10 nights
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San Diego
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara — 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Old Mission Santa Barbara. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). And it doesn't end there: trek along Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, walk around Shoreline Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve.

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Brussels, Belgium to Santa Barbara is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Brussels, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 12 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Fly Rides. Explore hidden gems such as La Jolla Shores Park and Point Loma. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Twin Peaks Trail (in Poway), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Moonlight State Beach). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, trek along San Clemente Coastal Trail, step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, and contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Rockport.
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Rockport — 8 nights

Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and Rockport Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Presidio La Bahia. Explore Rockport's surroundings by going to Indianola Ghost Town (in Victoria) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Lighthouse Lakes Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park, stroll around Rockport Demo Bird Garden & Wetlands Pond, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium at Rockport Harbor, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Rockport takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Rockport is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in April, with highs in Rockport at 31°C and lows at 22°C. You will leave for Houston on the 11th (Tue).
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Houston — 10 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Seawall and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Cullinan Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, Moody Mansion, &more) and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. The adventure continues: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, let the kids burn off some steam at Discovery Green, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Houston online attractions planner.

Getting from Rockport to Houston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Houston, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Diego.
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San Diego

America's Finest City

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego visit planning app.

You can fly from Houston to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to San Diego is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

The American Riviera

On the 22nd (Sat), learn about winemaking at Flying Goat Cellars, then contemplate the long history of La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cold Spring Tavern.

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Getting from San Diego to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel 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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