16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at China Beach, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Riyadh to San Francisco. Traveling from Riyadh in October, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Appreciate the collections at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa. Visiting Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Bodega Head will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate, and savor the flavors at Castello di Amorosa.

Before you visit St. Helena, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in St. Helena to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Bodega Head, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. You'll explore and learn at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, Sentinel Dome, &more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary website.

You can drive from St. Helena to Mammoth Lakes in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, Mammoth Lakes is slightly colder than St. Helena - with highs of 22°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Griffith Observatory and Hammer Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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