15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  19​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Solvang
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Watsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Berlin

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Little Arabia District) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of NoHo Arts District, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planner .

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

1
night
Solvang

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Ostrich Land, learn about winemaking at Fess Parker, then do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hans Christian Andersen Park, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Sanford Winery & Vineyards, admire the natural beauty at Lotusland, then learn about winemaking at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, and finally admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Solvang itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Solvang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, Solvang is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Solvang

#Parks, #Wineries, #Tours

Side Trips

Santa Ynez, Ostrich Land, Fess Parker, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, Lotusland
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Lotusland ©
Lotusland
Sanford Winery & Vineyards ©
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards

1
night
Three Rivers

Three Rivers
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Three Rivers visit planner.

Getting from Solvang to Three Rivers by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Solvang in November, expect nights in Three Rivers to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Three Rivers

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Morro Bay State Park, then take a stroll through Bubblegum Alley, then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier, and finally admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Morro Bay trip maker app .

You can drive from Three Rivers to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Three Rivers in November, with highs in Morro Bay at 26°C and lows at 10°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Morro Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montana de Oro State Park, Pismo Pier, Bubblegum Alley
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Bubblegum Alley ©
Bubblegum Alley
Morro Bay State Park ©
Morro Bay State Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and finally enjoy some diversion at Monterey Sports Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Morro Bay in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Watsonville.

Things to do in Monterey

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

1
night
Watsonville

Watsonville ©
Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Gilroy Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Gilroy Premium Outlets and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinto Lake County Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then don't miss a visit to Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, and finally pick up some local products at Casa de Fruta.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Watsonville online road trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to Watsonville by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Watsonville are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Watsonville

#Shopping, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Casa de Fruta, Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery, Gilroy Premium Outlets, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Gilroy Premium Outlets ©
Gilroy Premium Outlets
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery ©
Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oracle Arena as well as Cable Cars. On your second day here, wander the streets of The Castro, take a stroll through Bernal Heights, admire all the interesting features of Oracle Arena, then ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall, and finally take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Watsonville to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Watsonville in November, with lows around 12°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Oracle Arena
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Bernal Heights ©
Bernal Heights
SoMa ©
SoMa
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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