16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Sunset Cliffs, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in April; daily highs in San Diego reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore and take pictures at STAPLES Center.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, wander the streets of SoMa, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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