15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In October, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Taft Point. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Yosemite Village, &more).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles for their historical value. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.