7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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


Beverly Hills — 2 nights

Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then take a stroll through Sunset Strip, and finally browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beverly Hills tour planner.

Gulfport to Beverly Hills is an approximately 10-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gulfport to Beverly Hills. In December, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.
Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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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.
On the 24th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica vacation planner.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Beverly Hills. In December, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambria.
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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). For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cambria trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Monica to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Monica in December, Cambria is slightly colder at night with lows of 33°F. You will leave for Monterey on the 25th (Mon).
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wineries
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Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 25th (Mon), take in the views from Bixby Bridge and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monterey tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monterey when traveling from Cambria in December, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
Nature · Parks
Side Trips
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco route maker website.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.