7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Beverly Hills
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Raleigh

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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 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Raleigh to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Raleigh in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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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 15th (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder tool .

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 July, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. On the 17th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and finally shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Beverly Hills itinerary planner.

Beverly Hills is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days in Beverly Hills, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey travel route planning website .

You can fly from Beverly Hills to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, Monterey is slightly colder than Beverly Hills - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), take a stroll through Union Square, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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