15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  22​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  20​h 45​min
End: Boracay

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and Montana Avenue. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Guitar Centerfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Boracay, Philippines to Los Angeles is an approximately 22-hour combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Boracay to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boracay in March, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation builder tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

few
hours
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. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carmel tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Carmel is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco journey planning site .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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