Probably one of the most iconic States of the US known for its incredible sunsets, winding scenic roads along the Pacific Ocean, the glamour of Hollywood & its movie industry, quaint seaside villages, the historic San Francisco and much more.
If you are considering visiting California but only have a week or so to dedicate to the entire area, this is a very basic Itinerary that will take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco while covering some of the most iconic areas along the scenic route -- Pacific Coast Highway, in just a week.
California tends to have warm/hot summers and mild winters although lots can change from the Southern to the Northern areas of the state. Still, for the most part, this Itinerary can be done pretty much anytime of the year.
Fall and Spring can be very pleasant seasons to visit the area with mildly warm days and cooler nights. You will probably be able to enjoy the beach during both seasons although the waters of the Pacific Ocean tend to always be a bit cold for which we recommend wearing a wet suit.
Summer is a great season if you love the heat. Temperatures can reach up to 90/99F degrees especially in South Cal & Los Angeles. Although, the humidity is much lower over in California and the sea breeze by the ocean always helps.
Winter, unless you are considering visiting areas like Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, and other skiing regions, usually winters won't bring snow to the coast of California. You can still enjoy this Itinerary even during the cold months, you will find that San Francisco will have temperatures around 50-60F whereas Los Angeles will probably still in the 65F. You won't be able to go to the beach, but if you are looking to simply experience the scenery and don't mind a bit cooler temperatures, you shouldn't have a problem