10 days in Santa Monica & San Francisco Itinerary

10 days in Santa Monica & San Francisco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and finally unwind over a drink at Magicopolis. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market and then take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip planner.

Newark to Santa Monica is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Santa Monica is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in February, expect Santa Monica to be warmer, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Nature

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San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries

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