11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of SoMa, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder website.

Portland to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 21st (Wed), make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood & Highland. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 84°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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