14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Washington Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Downtown Disney in Anaheim--about 34 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles route maker site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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