16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Wawona
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Wawona
Drive
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Mammoth Lakes
Drive
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Yermo
— 1 day
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calipatria
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Malibu
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip site.

Cardiff, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in February, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Redwood National Park.
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Redwood National Park — 1 day

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park day trip site.

Getting from San Francisco to Redwood National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 56°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wawona.
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Wawona

Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wawona trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Wawona with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in February, expect nights in Wawona to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes day trip site.

Getting from Wawona to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Wawona, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 18°F. You will leave for Yermo on the 4th (Fri).
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Yermo — 1 day

Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yermo trip builder app.

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Yermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, Yermo is warmer than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 69°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 2 nights

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip planning app.

You can drive from Yermo to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yermo in February; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 77°F and lows reach 52°F. You will leave for Calipatria on the 6th (Sun).
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Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife
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Calipatria

Calipatria is a city in Imperial County, California. On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salvation Mountain.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Calipatria trip maker.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Calipatria in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Calipatria can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Calipatria to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Calipatria in February, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Malibu.
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Malibu — 1 night

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at The Getty Villa and then take a leisurely stroll along Malibu Pier.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu trip maker.

Drive from San Diego to Malibu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Malibu can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica — 2 nights

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip website.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Malibu. In February, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
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Theme Parks · Nature · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 5 nights

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). Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch a movie at California Science Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles planning website.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in February, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.
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