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
— 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
End: Newark

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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.
On the 30th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) 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

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 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Exploratorium and Alcatraz Island. Golden Gate Bridge and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

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 July, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 57°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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