11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Dallas to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in April: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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 Art District as well as Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Head to Hammer Museum and Montana Avenuefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Third Street Promenade, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look for gifts at Whimsic Alley, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

5
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 Chinatown to your itinerary. Exploratorium and Tenderloin Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of Union Square, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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