7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online holiday planner .

Detroit to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in June, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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 7th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip builder .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Union Square and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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