5 days in San Francisco, San Simeon & Santa Monica Itinerary

5 days in San Francisco, San Simeon & Santa Monica Itinerary

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San Francisco
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get great views at Ragged Point Overlook, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon travel website.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Ragged Point Overlook ©
Ragged Point Overlook

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Santa Monica

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 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and finally grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail.

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Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Monica takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

The Wende Museum of the Cold War
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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