7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get curious at Exploratorium.

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Durham to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durham in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Santa Maria

— 2 nights
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Maria side-trips: Morro Rock (in Morro Bay), Paso Robles (Derby Wine Estates & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Montana de Oro State Park (in Los Osos). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, and take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Maria in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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.
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Getting from Santa Maria to Los Angeles by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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.