7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

Make it your trip
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San Diego
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

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Fort Lauderdale to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, expect San Diego to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Exploratorium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.