7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 14th (Thu), meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip builder tool .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in March, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are much warmer (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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