8 days in Carmel & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Carmel & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

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Carmel
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Los Angeles
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Carmel

— 3 nights
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 McWay Falls. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pfeiffer State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and stop by The Cheese Shop.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

New Orleans to Carmel is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Carmel hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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 3 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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