8 days in Carmel & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Carmel & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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Carmel

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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carmel River State Beach and Asilomar State Beach. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Point Lobos for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & McWay Falls). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker tool.

New Orleans to Carmel is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Carmel to be colder, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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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.
Head to Camarillo Premium Outlets and Amoeba Musicfor some retail therapy. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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Santa Monica Pier

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