16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to San Francisco is minus 11 hours. In October, San Francisco is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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

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nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Visiting Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Bodega Head will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, stop by Woodhouse Chocolate, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°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

Castello di Amorosa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, 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
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, Sentinel Dome, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes day trip site.

Drive from St. Helena to Mammoth Lakes in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from St. Helena in October, with highs in Mammoth Lakes at 22°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Head to Montana Avenue and Craft Contemporaryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, view the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing website.

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. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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