12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
4
San Simeon
— 1 night
5
Oceano
— 3 nights
6
Anaheim
— 1 night

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Musee Mecanique, Alcatraz Island, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): browse the different shops at NFL Shop Pier 39 and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Midland to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Midland in March, with highs in San Francisco at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mavericks, Devil's Slide Trail
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Slide Trail ©
Devil's Slide Trail
Mavericks ©
Mavericks
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

few
hours
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz holiday maker tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Cruz, with lows of 45°F. You will leave for Monterey on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Cannery Row Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

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Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
The Cannery Row Monument ©
The Cannery Row Monument

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Friends of the Elephant Seal as well as Hearst Castle. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stop by Sebastian General Store, enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in March, you will find days in San Simeon are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are little chillier (41°F). On the 1st (Wed), you're off to Oceano.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

3
nights
Oceano

Oceano ©
Oceano is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center and The Luffa Farm.

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Drive from San Simeon to Oceano in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in April, expect nights in Oceano to be a bit warmer, around 49°F, while days are little chillier, around 72°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Oceano

Museums

Side Trips

The Luffa Farm, Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center
Highlights from your plan
Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center ©
Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center
The Luffa Farm ©
The Luffa Farm

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): experience the excitement of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim road trip planning website.

You can drive from Oceano to Anaheim in 3.5 hours. In April, Anaheim is somewhat warmer than Oceano - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ©
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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