12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Beverly Hills
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
5
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim tour itinerary builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Anaheim by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July, Anaheim is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Keep things going the next day: stop by Studio City Farmers Market, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker website .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Wildlife
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, then wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Beverly Hills trip builder site .

Beverly Hills is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days in Beverly Hills, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 17th (Tue), stroll through Malibu Lagoon State Beach and then stroll through Zuma Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Malibu trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Beverly Hills to Malibu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermosa Beach Pier and then stroll through Santa Monica Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica online tour itinerary planner .

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Malibu. In July, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hermosa Beach Pier
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

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