7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Dallas to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
On the 18th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego route planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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