15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Manchester, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes road trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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