6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive

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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at California Science Center, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then examine the collection at Mingei International Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at Pacific Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego journey maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are slightly colder (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.