17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  6​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Orlando

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Petersen Automotive Museum, and other attractions. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker .

Orlando 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 difference when traveling from Orlando to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 79°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
You've added Seaport Village, Old Town San Diego, Balboa Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Attractions like La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation and Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): walk around Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then go all around town with Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises & Whale Watching.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara online visit planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, Santa Barbara is slightly colder at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

2
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ocean Avenue as well as Carmel Mission. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): wander the streets of Ocean Avenue.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Carmel by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. June in Carmel sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Monterey is just a short distance from Carmel. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 25th (Tue), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Lombard Street has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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