7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
London

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 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Point and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): learn about winemaking at V. Sattui, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route tool .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in San Francisco at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

V. Sattui, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, trek along Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey itinerary site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Big Sur
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
day
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 28th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday maker app .

Getting from Monterey to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Monterey - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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