6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
New York City

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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day
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along Point Lobos State Reserve.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Trails, #Parks

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day
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.
On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in May, with highs in San Diego at 71°F and lows at 61°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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