11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Diego. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You'll explore and learn at Griffith Observatory and Autry Museum of the American West. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monterey route planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get slightly colder in Monterey: highs are around 62°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Escape the urban bustle at Twin Peaks and Fort Funston National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Nob Hill, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums 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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