7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tampa


3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood & Highland. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at Avila Adobe, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Tampa to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of SoMa, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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