2 days in California Itinerary

2 days in California Itinerary

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2 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Santa Monica
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.
On the 13th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica online trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. In November, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco route maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Santa Monica in November, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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