15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Athens

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and The Grove make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Third Street Promenade, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stop by Amoeba Music, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, and hunt for treasures at Flower Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip app .

Athens, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Athens to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Athens in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disney California Adventure Park. On the 23rd (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

Before you visit Anaheim, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
Cambria

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). Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then view the masterpieces at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Amphora Gallery. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Brown Butter Cookie Company, then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and finally view the masterpieces at artifacts gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cambria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Cambria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in December, things will get little chillier in Cambria: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Brown Butter Cookie Company
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
night
Carmel

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, stop by AiX, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and finally view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Carmel fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cambria to Carmel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cambria in December since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

AiX
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Gallery by the Sea Carmel ©
Gallery by the Sea Carmel

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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