7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Lexington

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Sun), wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. On the next day, contemplate the long history of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and finally look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica sightseeing planner.

Lexington to Santa Monica is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to Santa Monica is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Lexington in December, expect Santa Monica to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

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You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
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 20th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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