10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cambria
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Muir Woods National Monument as well as Golden Gate Promenade. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Golden Gate Promenade and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

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Denver to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey Bay Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 14th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing and then trek along Bluff Trail.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria online journey planner.

Drive from Monterey to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory. On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Family-friendly places like Coronado Beach and Mission Bay Park will thrill your kids. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.