6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Beverly Hills
— 1 night
Santa Monica


San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning website.

Gulfport to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gulfport to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gulfport in December, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cambria.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Cambria — 1 night

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Red Moose Cookie Company, trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cambria trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monterey to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cambria when traveling from Monterey in December, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Beverly Hills.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Beverly Hills — 1 night

Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, then stroll through Greystone Mansion and Park, and then admire the striking features of Spadena House.

To plan Beverly Hills vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Cambria to Beverly Hills in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and tram. Traveling from Cambria in December, Beverly Hills is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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Santa Monica

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip maker.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Beverly Hills. December in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Wed).
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.