15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  6​h
3
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Craft & Folk Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, and buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

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Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, then shop like a local with Virga Gallery, then stop by The Lego Store, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim journey maker app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In September, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Virga Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safari West and Ramini Mozzarella. Get some cultural insight at Sebastopol Center for the Arts and AERENA Galleries & Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery (in Glen Ellen) and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, view the masterpieces at Ca' Toga Galleria D' Arte, learn about winemaking at Frog's Leap Winery, and indulge your taste buds at Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Anaheim to Napa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in September; daily highs in Napa reach 32°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Calistoga, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, St. Helena, Ramini Mozzarella
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West
Sebastopol Center for the Arts ©
Sebastopol Center for the Arts

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
de Young Museum ©
de Young Museum

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