15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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Paso Robles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Point and Chinatown. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Charles Krug Winery & Pride Mountain Vineyards), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Healdsburg.
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Healdsburg — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, then do a tasting at Dry Creek Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg online trip maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Healdsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Healdsburg, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paso Robles.
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Paso Robles — 3 nights

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
We've included these beaches for you: Piedras Blancas and Moonstone Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Hearst Castle and Tobin James Cellars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paso Robles: Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center (in San Simeon) and Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria). There's more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at Fratelli Perata Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles road trip website.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Paso Robles in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Paso Robles can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then walk around La Jolla Cove. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, kick back and relax at South Carlsbad State Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paso Robles to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paso Robles in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then shop like a local with Montana Avenue, and finally explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): watch a film at California Science Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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