14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  5​h
4
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder site .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in October, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 11th (Fri), learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Napa itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus from Mammoth Lakes to Napa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, Napa is somewhat warmer than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 77°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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, wander the streets of SoMa, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Napa in October, with lows around 56°F. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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