11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Montreal

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign, Melrose Avenue and La La Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Montreal in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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La La Tours ©
La La Tours
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, make a trip to State Street Underpass, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
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Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 3rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, learn more about the world around you at Greenspace Creekside Reserve, then stop by Fermentations Wine Tasting, and finally kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cambria online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Cambria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: highs in Cambria hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Fermentations Wine Tasting ©
Fermentations Wine Tasting

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Wed), cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Monterey trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cambria in September, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've now added Haight-Ashbury to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a stroll through Haight-Ashbury, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at China Beach, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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