15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Eureka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, look for gifts at Exploratorium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
On the 19th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Jack London State Historic Park, learn about winemaking at Siduri Wines, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Rosa trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Rosa, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Siduri Wines ©
Siduri Wines

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip planner.

Healdsburg is just a short distance from Santa Rosa. In May, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikshari Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Headwaters Forest Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, then examine the collection at Trinidad Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eureka tour itinerary site .

Getting from Healdsburg to Eureka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Eureka, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room ©
Headwaters Forest Reserve ©
Headwaters Forest Reserve

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