7 days in West Coast Itinerary

7 days in West Coast Itinerary

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7 days in West Coast Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  16​h 45​min
London

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get great views at Twin Peaks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at V. Sattui, indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui
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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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pfeiffer State Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Partington Cove & McWay Falls). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey Bay
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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