6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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6 days in California Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
San Clemente
— 1 night
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Calistoga
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h
End: Miami, Florida

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, then look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, then explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Miami to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in April, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Clemente.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Getty Villa, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

1
night
San Clemente

San Clemente ©
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, see the interesting displays at California Surf Museum, and then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Temecula Olive Oil Company, do a tasting at Vindemia Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at Wiens Family Cellars - Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Lorimar Vineyards and Winery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Clemente trip itinerary planner.

Miami to San Clemente is an approximately 44-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Miami to San Clemente, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in April, expect San Clemente to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Clemente

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Temecula, Oceanside, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Vindemia Estate Winery ©
Vindemia Estate Winery
Wiens Family Cellars - Winery ©
Wiens Family Cellars - Winery

1
day
Calistoga

Calistoga
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Calistoga route builder app .

You can drive from Carmel to Calistoga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Calistoga, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 45°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Parks

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