6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff


Los Angeles — 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take in the pleasant sights at Historic Lily pond, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online attractions planner.

Cardiff, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are much hotter (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Cruz.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Santa Cruz — 1 night

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 27th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Pleasure Point Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz journey app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Santa Cruz reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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California travel guide

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.