13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Moorpark
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Ottawa

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim day trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Anaheim is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa to Anaheim, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in June, things will get a bit warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
For where to stay and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Moorpark.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
day
Moorpark

Moorpark
Moorpark is a city in Ventura County in Southern California. To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moorpark trip planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Moorpark in an hour. In June in Moorpark, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Moorpark

Museums Parks Outdoors

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Butterfly Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planning site.

Getting from Moorpark to Santa Barbara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

2
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then do a tasting at Eberle Winery, and finally trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, do a tasting at Castoro Cellars, do a tasting at Peachy Canyon Winery, then learn about winemaking at J Dusi Winery, and finally do a tasting at Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paso Robles trip builder app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in June, you will find days in Paso Robles are much hotter (39°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cambria, William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, Peachy Canyon Winery
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Castoro Cellars ©
Castoro Cellars

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pebble Beach Golf Links and Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course. On the 30th (Tue), tee off at Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Course, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and then do a tasting at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Drive from Paso Robles to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in June, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco visit planning tool.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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