16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 1 night
Drive
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

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

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 5th (Tue), learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Napa vacation app.

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Napa, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Taft Point, Glacier Point, &more).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip builder.

You can drive from Napa to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Napa in May; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 21°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · 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.