7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Amsterdam

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 4th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

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

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, and don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Union Square ©
Union Square
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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