7 days in Raleigh & California Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 1 day
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Raleigh — 1 day

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Raleigh are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

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Traveling by flight from Raleigh to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Raleigh to San Francisco. In January, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Raleigh - with highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
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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.
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