7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

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.
You've now added SeaWorld San Diego to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, then take in the views from Coronado Bridge, and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning website .

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In June, San Diego is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 73°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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 23rd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online 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 a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 55°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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