15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Toronto

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Sun), cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 3rd (Wed), meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Third Street Promenade, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip maker site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. July in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anaheim day trip tool .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Parks Tours

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 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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