12 days in London & West Coast Itinerary

12 days in London & West Coast Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel, United States
— 1 day
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Monterey, United States
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London online trip itinerary maker.

Munich, Germany to London is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Los Angeles, United States

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Grove, Malibu Pier, Original Muscle Beach, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then find something for the whole family at Adventure City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary website.

Fly from London to Los Angeles in 14.5 hours. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, United States

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Barbara Zoo. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, Santa Barbara is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Carmel, United States

— 1 day
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monterey, United States

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey holiday maker.

Monterey is just a short distance from Carmel. In December, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Cruz, United States

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind To Honor Surfing Monument.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz day trip site.

Getting from Monterey to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wineries

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to London takes 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to London. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites