15 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Los Angeles Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Los Angeles Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco, Monterey & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Istanbul

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Twin Peaks. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodega Dunes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip app .

Istanbul, Turkey to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco is minus 11 hours. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, V. Sattui Winery, Goat Rock Beach, Safari West, Muir Woods National Monument
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Carmel Art Association, then tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Carmel Art Association, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Lovers Point
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

4
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.
Head to Camarillo Premium Outlets and Guitar Centerfor some retail therapy. Attractions like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Oceanside) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Tolerance and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner.

You can fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Camarillo Premium Outlets, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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