15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly + subway:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
Stockholm

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers & Publishersfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Union Square, stroll through Twin Peaks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planning app .

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. Traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, San Francisco is warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
days
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Children's Pool and Black's Beach. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

4
days
Santa Monica

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.
Do your shopping at Bergamot Station and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Popular historic sites such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Watts Towers are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach to see Hermosa Beach Pier about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Hollywood & Highland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica travel route builder site .

Drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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