9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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9 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
London

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary maker.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

3
days
Monterey

The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Cannery Row and Coast Gallery Big Sur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, & more). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Monterey Bay and make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey itinerary maker.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November in Monterey, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, get engrossed in the history at Avila Adobe, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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