5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Mumm Napa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Pride Mountain Vineyards) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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Detroit to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to San Francisco. Traveling from Detroit in June, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Monterey to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.