10 days in Los Angeles, Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Los Angeles, Monterey & San Francisco Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Studio Tour, Zuma Beach, Marina Del Rey Parasailing, and other attractions. Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planning tool.

Princeton to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Princeton to Los Angeles. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Monterey.
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Monterey — 3 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bixby Bridge as well as Carmel River State Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monterey online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get slightly colder in Monterey: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf, Muir Woods Shuttles and Tours and Hornblower Classic Cable Cars. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do sightseeing at your own pace with Muir Woods Shuttles and Tours and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and finally go all around town with Hornblower Classic Cable Cars.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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