7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h
Philadelphia

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour website .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Get outdoors at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and The Cheese Shop. Change things up with a short trip to McWay Falls in Big Sur (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Point Lobos State Reserve and admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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