14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  14​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Berlin

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and Alcatraz Island. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel planner

Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
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SS Jeremiah O'Brien

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip planning app

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

3
days
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.
Family-friendly places like La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planner

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in July; daily highs in San Diego reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Grove. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stop by Amoeba Music, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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