7 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
San Diego
— 2 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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and admire the striking features of Coit Tower.

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Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Francisco. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in January, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Historic Lily pond, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
Side Trips
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Mingei International Museum and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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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.