15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 8th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena travel route planner.

Fly from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Diego in March, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Rutherford, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Ansel Adams Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 14th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll the grounds of Yosemite Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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