15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll around Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Flower Market, and shop like a local with The Grove.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip site.

Athens, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Athens to Los Angeles. While traveling from Athens, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disney California Adventure Park to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim road trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Cambria on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

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Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Amphora Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Brown Butter Cookie Company, then stroll through Moonstone Beach, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and finally shop like a local with Artifacts Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cambria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Cambria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Anaheim in December, things will get slightly colder in Cambria: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, stop by AiX, then shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, and finally shop like a local with Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cambria to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Cambria in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Carmel, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

4
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Family-friendly places like Ferry Building Marketplace and Fort Funston National Park will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Ocean Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get into the urban bustle at Civic Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.