18 days in Los Angeles, Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

18 days in Los Angeles, Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Monterey
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planning app.

Boston to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and 17-Mile Drive make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Monterey at 69°F and lows at 55°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Marin Headlands and Marshall’s Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and stroll through China Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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