7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
subway + Fly + bus:  4​h
Santa Monica
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Manchester

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of SoMa, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route builder app .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In January, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
days
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 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and finally see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica day trip tool .

Do a combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Santa Monica hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Los Angeles
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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