13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  6​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marin Headlands, University of California, Berkeley, Grace Cathedral, and other attractions you added.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planning website .

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

University of California, Berkeley, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
Filbert Street Stairs ©
Filbert Street Stairs

2
nights
Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore ©
You've now added Bolinas Beach to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Point Reyes National Seashore online travel planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Point Reyes National Seashore, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bolinas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bolinas Beach ©
Bolinas Beach

3
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. Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery and National Steinbeck Center will appeal to museum buffs. Ocean Avenue and Coast Gallery Big Sur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Capitola Beach (in Capitola), Big Sur (Limekiln State Park & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park) and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (in Moss Landing). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Cannery Row Antique Mall, and identify plant and animal life at Del Monte Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip website .

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to Carmel in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Capitola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Carmel in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Seaport Village or Cousin's Candy Shops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Point Loma and Old Town Temecula. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas), South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). The adventure continues: stroll through Pacific Beach, admire nature's extreme beauty at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar City Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Del Mar City Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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