10 days in Santa Monica & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Santa Monica & San Francisco Itinerary

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Newark
Fly:
10​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:
6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:
11​h 15​min
Newark

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and finally look for gifts at Magicopolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive.

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Newark to Santa Monica is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Santa Monica, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Newark in February: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Sightseeing Wildlife Areas

Side Trip

Mulholland Drive
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Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Farmers Market

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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You can fly from Santa Monica to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in February, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 60°F and lows about 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Sightseeing Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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