8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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1
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Montana Avenue and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Santa Monica is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and tram. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Santa Monica is minus 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 18th (Sat), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, thenlook for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, examine the collection at The Getty Center, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Hammer Museum, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Mon), shop like a local with Union Square, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, thencontemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, thensteep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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