California 2020

California 2020

Dora Berriman

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California 2020

Start: London
British Airways BA 285
11 h See details
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
British Airways BA 282
14 h 30 min See details
End: London

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Battery Spencer, Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, Exploratorium, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Painted Ladies and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Oracle Park ©
Oracle Park
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Coast Guard Pier has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): visit Coast Guard Pier.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip website.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Big Sur.
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Coast Guard Pier ©
Coast Guard Pier

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
You've now added Pfeiffer State Beach to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Big Sur day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Malibu.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

few
hours
Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Malibu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Big Sur to Malibu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, Malibu is a bit warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Museums

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory, Santa Monica Pier, Heritage Square Museum, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Grand Central Market, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, then admire the masterpieces at The Broad, then wander the streets of Heritage Square Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bradbury Building ©
Bradbury Building

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