5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
1
Santa Monica
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Santa Monica hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Chinatown, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Santa Monica in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Francisco, with lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa
China Beach ©
China Beach

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