5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

2
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Ferry Building Marketplace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a stroll through Union Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker.

Kansas City to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kansas City in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. July in Monterey sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

1
night
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 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Monterey in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 83°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

California travel guide

4
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.