7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California attractions planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

San Antonio to San Francisco is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Francisco. When traveling from San Antonio 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, shop like a local with The Grove, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 25th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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California travel guide

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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.