8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Bremen
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bremen

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take a stroll through North Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Bremen, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bremen to San Francisco. Traveling from Bremen in August, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by The Cheese Shop, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carmel attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Carmel

#Nature, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

Make your Santa Monica itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Carmel to Santa Monica by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. In August, Santa Monica is a bit warmer than Carmel - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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