11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly + subway:  14​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
Berkeley
— Few hours
subway + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Barcelona

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to San Francisco. Traveling from Barcelona in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Berkeley.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Musee Mecanique
Musee Mecanique

1
day
Berkeley

Berkeley
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States. On the 26th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden Berkeley and then admire all the interesting features of University of California, Berkeley.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berkeley vacation trip planner.

Berkeley is very close to San Francisco. September in Berkeley sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Berkeley

Parks
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Botanical Garden Berkeley
Botanical Garden Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley ©

1
day
San Diego

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 27th (Wed): explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Berkeley to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Berkeley in September, with highs in San Diego at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego

3
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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