12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in November; daily highs in San Diego reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at Red Lantern Escape Rooms, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

Make your Anaheim itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park
4.5
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Room Escape Game
Red Lantern Escape Rooms
4.8

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): walk around Malibu Bluffs Park, see the interesting displays at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Solstice Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Malibu trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Anaheim to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. When traveling from Anaheim in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malibu: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip

1
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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 21st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip site.

You can drive from Malibu to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trip

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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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