11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gaslamp Quarter. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Diego. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in San Diego at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Amoeba Music, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip builder.

Fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Monterey is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then stop by The Embarcadero, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.