11 days in Los Angeles, Carmel & San Francisco Itinerary

11 days in Los Angeles, Carmel & San Francisco Itinerary

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11 days in Los Angeles, Carmel & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
End: San Francisco


5
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Montana Avenue and The Grove. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. You'll set off for Carmel on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

few
hours
Carmel

Carmel
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Lobos State Reserve.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Trails Wildlife
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5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Twin Peaks has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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