12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Morgan Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
nights
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning app .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Morgan Hill.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill ©
Morgan Hill is a city in Santa Clara County, California, at the southern tip of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. On the 8th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Andy's Orchard. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Henry W. Coe State Park, examine the collection at Morgan Hill Museum, and then stroll around Uvas Canyon County Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Morgan Hill online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Morgan Hill with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Morgan Hill dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Morgan Hill

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Henry W. Coe State Park ©
Henry W. Coe State Park
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve ©
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
Booksmart ©
Booksmart

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, get great views at Twin Peaks, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Morgan Hill to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Morgan Hill in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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