8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:  21​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
Mumbai (Bombay)

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of San Francisco City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

1
day
San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park
Children's Pool

2
days
Santa Monica

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Bergamot Station, then immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, browse the different shops at The Grove, then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Monica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach
Will Rogers State Beach

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