15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Diego

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Diego. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

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Los Angeles

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Half Dome make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, Washburn Point, &more).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online route planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Mammoth Lakes hover around 9°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.