16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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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.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Molinari Delicatessen. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sacramento (Old Sacramento Waterfront & California State Railroad Museum). There's still lots to do: get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Oslo to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oslo in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Palm Springs

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Springs Air Museum and Indian Canyons. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palm Springs Art Museum and El Paseo Shopping District. Take a break from Palm Springs with a short trip to CODA Gallery in Palm Desert, about 30 minutes away.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Palm Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Palm Springs are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Hollywood & Highland. Get some cultural insight at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.