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
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, 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 other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get in touch with nature at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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