15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Riohacha
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Riohacha

3
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Riohacha, Colombia to San Diego is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riohacha to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In September, San Diego is a bit cooler than Riohacha - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

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

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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 wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

Discover how to plan a Mammoth Lakes trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping 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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