16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Riyadh

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Union Square. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. 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 much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get some cultural insight at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Mumm Napa. Escape the urban bustle at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Bodega Head. Step out of St. Helena with an excursion to The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum in Napa--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, stop by Woodhouse Chocolate, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

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You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get some cultural insight at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Helena to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in October: high temperatures in Mammoth Lakes hover around 22°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

4
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.
The Getty Center and Craft Contemporary will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Montana Avenue. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 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 much hotter, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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