10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Mexico City, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Curry Village Ice Rink. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Half Dome and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, trek along Earthquake Fault, fly down the slopes at ASO Mammoth Lakes, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 9°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and have fun at California Science Center.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip website .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online holiday builder .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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