15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

South Bend
+3
train + foot + subway + Fly:  8​h 30​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + train:  8​h 45​min
South Bend

4
days
San Diego

San Diego
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, and stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

South Bend to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from South Bend in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 66°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park
Balboa Park

4
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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