7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Florence

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San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose vacation builder site .

Florence, Italy to San Jose is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Florence to San Jose. When traveling from Florence in August, plan for little chillier days in San Jose, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off toMonterey.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from San Jose to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Jose in August, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): shop like a local with Rodeo Drive and then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in August since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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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 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, stop by Amoeba Music, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planning app .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music

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