8 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. The adventure continues: look for gifts at San Diego Fly Rides, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

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Oulu, Finland to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Oulu to San Diego, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, San Diego is warmer than Oulu - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
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Los Angeles — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Union Square, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and then browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel 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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