10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Maastricht
Train + Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
End: Maastricht

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary website .

Maastricht, Holland to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Maastricht to San Diego, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maastricht in May, with highs in San Diego at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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 24th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and finally find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then trek along Panorama Trail. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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