16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Manila, Philippines to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Manila to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in December, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (23°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral.

Plan trip to Anaheim with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Irvine Spectrum Center, Christ Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame. For shopping fun, head to Hammer Museum or Annenberg Community Beach House. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Craft Contemporary. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online journey planner .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
You'll explore and learn at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Parsons Memorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Asian Art Museum and USS Pampanito will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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