5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Houston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Houston

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days
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. On the 9th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey holiday builder .

Houston to Monterey is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Monterey is minus 2 hours. In March, Monterey is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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day
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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