11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  6​h 30​min
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Montreal


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

Montreal, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in November, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off toAnaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Anaheim

Anaheim
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online vacation planner .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In November in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Malibu

Malibu
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip tool .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Malibu in November, with lows around 9°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You've now added Pfeiffer State Beach to your itinerary. On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

Plan a Big Sur trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Big Sur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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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. For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. In November in Carmel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sausalito Boardwalk
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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St. Helena

St. Helena
The city of St.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. Helena trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, St. Helena is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

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San Francisco

San Francisco
To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in San Francisco. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Montreal.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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