13 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Los Angeles Itinerary

13 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Los Angeles Itinerary

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13 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Los Angeles Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly + subway:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Stockholm

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and Twin Peaks. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Marina District, make a trip to The Embarcadero, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco. Traveling from Stockholm in May, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find out how to plan a trip to Monterey, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Monterey sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

4
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Melrose Trading Postfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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