15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Los Angeles

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step off the beaten path and head to The Grove and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park
4.5

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
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Lookout
Dante's View
4.9

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then look for gifts at Fermentations Wine Tasting.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the San Simeon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then stop by AiX. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Carmel. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ferry Building Marketplace and Grace Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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