8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. In November, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Coit Tower. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.