8 days in Santa Monica & San Francisco Itinerary

8 days in Santa Monica & San Francisco Itinerary

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Santa Monica
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San Francisco
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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
On the 30th (Sat), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally shop like a local with Third Street Promenade. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planning site.

San Francisco to Santa Monica is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Monica, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Santa Monica to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in January, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips