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
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Philadelphia

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday builder website .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
day
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. On the 28th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

Plan trip to Carmel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

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Trails Wildlife Parks
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

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 29th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 78°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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