5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website.

Dallas to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of McWay Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Monterey driving holiday tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 84°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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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.