5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Ontario
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus + Fly + subway:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Ontario

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica travel itinerary planner.

Ontario to Santa Monica is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 17th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway from Santa Monica to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Monica in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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