22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Munich

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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Montana Avenue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Munich in April, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Get outdoors at Children's Pool and Black's Beach. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, stroll through San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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. On the 11th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links. On the next day, stop by The Cheese Shop, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in May; daily highs in Carmel reach 21°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Baker Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Union Square, stop by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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