11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Miami

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento capture your imagination. Visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Twin Peaks for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at California Academy of Sciences, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and stroll through China Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco custom trip planner.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in October, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sacramento
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Carmel River State Beach and Pinnacles National Park. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see Coast Gallery Big Sur in Big Sur, approximately 56 minutes away.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey tour planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pinnacles National Park, Coast Gallery Big Sur
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pinnacles National Park ©
Pinnacles National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Getting from Monterey to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Monterey - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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