15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Get outdoors at Twin Peaks and Muir Woods National Monument. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. In October, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, admire all the interesting features of Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier will appeal to history buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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

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 outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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