10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
Fly:  21​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Fukuoka

2
nights
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.
You've now added The Groundlings Theatre to your itinerary. Let the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and examine the collection at The Grammy Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions tool .

Fukuoka, Japan to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fukuoka in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, then shop like a local with artifacts gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip maker tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in San Simeon at 22°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Artifacts Gallery
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Artifacts Gallery ©
Artifacts Gallery

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Venture Gallery, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, see the interesting displays at Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and finally view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in Monterey. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Jameson Classic Motorcycle Museum
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, step aboard USS Pampanito, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation maker site .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. February in San Francisco sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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