15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and San Gregorio State Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fort Funston National Park and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, make a trip to The Embarcadero, and explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday builder site .

Aberdeen, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Aberdeen to San Francisco. Traveling from Aberdeen in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Gregorio State Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 31st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monterey day trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Breakwater ©
Breakwater
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Children's Pool make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Getting from Monterey to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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