8 days in Carmel & Los Angeles Itinerary

8 days in Carmel & Los Angeles Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Carmel
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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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 Asilomar State Beach. Step out of Carmel to go to Big Sur and see Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel road trip planning tool.

New Orleans to Carmel is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Carmel, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 69°F, while nights are colder with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

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 The Grovefor 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: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). 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, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, 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.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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