12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Curitiba

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, walk around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary builder website .

Curitiba, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Curitiba to San Francisco. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Curitiba in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and get great views at Washburn Point.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Los Angeles is much hotter than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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