7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Philadelphia

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

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Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, you will find days in San Diego are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 27th (Tue), stroll through Will Rogers State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Monica vacation planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

1
day
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 28th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Monica in March, with highs in Carmel at 63°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lincoln Park ©
Lincoln Park
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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