7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, then stop by Hollywood & Highland, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning website.

Minneapolis to Los Angeles is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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