14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission San Juan Capistrano and St.John Vianney Chapel. Step out of the city life by going to Newport Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Anaheim with a short trip to Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

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Sydney, Australia to Anaheim is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at 26-Mile Bike Path and Santa Monica State Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Camarillo and see Camarillo Premium Outlets, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Broad, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

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Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bakersfield

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, stroll through Kern River Parkway Trail, then see the interesting displays at Insect Lore's Bugseum, and finally examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield trip builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Bakersfield in 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Bakersfield. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 10th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of California State Capitol Museum, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, and finally stop by Westfield Galleria at Roseville. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront and then experience rural life at Bishop's Pumpkin Farm.

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Getting from Bakersfield to Sacramento by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bakersfield in October, plan for little chillier nights in Sacramento, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Walt Disney Family Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Exploratorium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.