7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco. In June, San Francisco is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip website .

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

2
nights
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 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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