7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

New York City
Fly + train:  9​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (58°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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