7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner
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Fly to San Francisco, Subway to Richmond Amtrak, Train to Sacramento
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Sacramento
Drive
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Berkeley
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Monica
Drive
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Los Angeles
Drive
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West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 day
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Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, learn about winemaking at Bogle Winery, then make a trip to Old Sugar Mill, and finally hike along Stevens Trail.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento online vacation planner.

Rome, Italy to Sacramento is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, subway, and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Sacramento. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Berkeley.
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Berkeley — 1 night

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sather Tower, then gain insight at University of California, Berkeley, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fourth Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berkeley online road trip planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Berkeley in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Berkeley: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, take a stroll through Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield San Francisco Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Hiking Yoga, then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally see the interesting displays at Exploratorium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of SoMa, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then kick back and relax at Muir Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Marin County Farmers' Market--San Rafael.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip planner.

San Francisco is just a short distance from Berkeley. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.
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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Monterey sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 16th (Sat).
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Monica.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica online journey planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): shop like a local with The Grove and then stop by Amoeba Music.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to West Hollywood.
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West Hollywood — 1 night

West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): wander the streets of Robertson Boulevard, then make a trip to Rodeo Drive, and then wander the streets of Sunset Strip.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the West Hollywood road trip tool.

West Hollywood is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in West Hollywood are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). You will leave for Los Angeles on the 18th (Mon).
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Los Angeles — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, buy something for everyone on your list at Glendale Galleria, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then stop by Amoeba Music, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from West Hollywood. While traveling from West Hollywood, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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