6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, then shop like a local with Union Square, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In April, San Francisco is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Monterey are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Monterey

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
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 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Monterey to Santa Monica in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in April: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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