11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Newark

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 31st (Wed), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and Watts Towers. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Hermosa Beach to see Hermosa Beach Pier about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Beach, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermosa Beach Pier, Santa Monica State Beach
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, and finally look for gifts at Fred Segal.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood travel itinerary planner.

West Hollywood is very close to Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in West Hollywood, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 61°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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