11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  8​h
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Durham

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the different shops at The Grove, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app .

Durham to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Durham to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durham in April since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Grove ©
The Grove

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Visit Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Presidio of San Francisco. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and view the masterpieces at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hagemann Ranch Trout Fishing, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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