7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route maker

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Solvang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baldwin Park
— 1 day
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning website.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Monterey holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip website.

You can drive from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Big Sur sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Solvang.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Solvang

— 2 nights
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 6th (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can drive from Big Sur to Solvang in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in November, you will find days in Solvang are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are slightly colder (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Baldwin Park.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Baldwin Park

— 1 day
Baldwin Park is a city located in the central San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 7th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum and then take a stroll through Old Pasadena.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baldwin Park route planner.

You can drive from Solvang to Baldwin Park in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baldwin Park

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.