5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip app.

Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
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Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Carmel River State Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in August, with highs in Monterey at 70°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique. On your second day here, examine the collection at Exploratorium, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

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