19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary maker app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In December, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Parks
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. On the next day, don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

7
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker website .

Getting from Monterey to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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