8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  15​h 30​min
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. In August, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stop by Amoeba Music, and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip maker app .

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 bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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