7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly + taxi:  13​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
London

1
day
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 1st (Sun): hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post and then stop by Hollywood & Highland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica vacation planning website .

London, UK to Santa Monica is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from London in July since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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
Melrose Trading Post ©
Melrose Trading Post

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of tram and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

2
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 5th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Union Square ©
Union Square

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