30 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

30 days in Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco Bay Area Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 3 nights
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St. Helena
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary tool.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Old Town Model Railroad Depot capture your imagination. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, hike along Cabrillo Tide Pools, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Asilomar State Beach. Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and Carmel Art Association will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Monterey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect Monterey to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8

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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Escape the urban bustle at Bean Hollow State Beach and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. We've included these beaches for you: Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach and Shark Fin Cove. Explore San Jose's surroundings by going to Filoli (in Woodside) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Children's Discovery Museum, see the interesting displays at 49ers Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and admire the striking features of San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip tool.

Getting from Monterey to San Jose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in July, you will find days in San Jose are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Inglenook. Appreciate the collections at Mumm Napa and Sharpsteen Museum. Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Kenwood (VJB Cellars & Chateau St. Jean) and Glen Ellen (Jack London State Historic Park & Benziger Family Winery). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards and indulge your taste buds at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena planning tool.

Getting from San Jose to St. Helena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Jose in July since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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