19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Train
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Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Tram
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malibu
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mountain View.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Mountain View

— 1 night
Mountain View is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, United States, named for its views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Silicon Valley has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): walk around Cuesta Park, admire the verdant scenery at Silicon Valley, and then walk around Pioneer Memorial Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mountain View travel route planner.

Traveling by train from San Francisco to Mountain View takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Mountain View to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mountain View in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Go for a jaunt from Santa Monica to Santa Clarita to see Six Flags Magic Mountain about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll around Greystone Mansion and Park, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and take a stroll through Rodeo Drive.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a tram from Los Angeles to Santa Monica in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or ride a tram. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Santa Monica hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu

— 2 nights
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Take a break from Malibu with a short trip to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, take advantage of the amenities at Paradise Cove, and stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Malibu trip maker website.

Malibu is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.