5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Jolon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder site .

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or ride a tram. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jolon.

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
Jolon

Jolon ©
Jolon is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California, United States. You've now added Lake San Antonio to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake San Antonio.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jolon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Jolon in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Monica in June, with highs in Jolon at 58°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Jolon

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake San Antonio
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Lake San Antonio ©
Lake San Antonio

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Jolon to San Francisco takes 3 hours. When traveling from Jolon in June, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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