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
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like SeaWorld San Diego and Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and have fun at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego visit planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Diego is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can 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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) 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. Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Taft Point, &more).

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Mammoth Lakes, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour builder tool.

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 August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.