7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights


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 plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder site.

Phoenix to San Francisco is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In March, San Francisco is slightly colder than Phoenix - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Broad. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wayfarers Chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.