13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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Bus to Detroit, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly to Detroit, Bus to Windsor

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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.
Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Third Street Promenade. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and take in the exciting artwork at Hammer Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Windsor, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Windsor in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.John Vianney Chapel. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral, and finally stop by The Lego Store.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): walk around La Jolla Cove and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Oxbow Public Market, do a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, then view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena sightseeing site.

Fly from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online route planner.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.