16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Guayaquil
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Anaheim
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Guayaquil

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. Kids will enjoy Ghirardelli Square and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool .

Guayaquil, Ecuador to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Guayaquil to San Francisco. Traveling from Guayaquil in February, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 13th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip builder tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Carmel are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, stop by Build-A-Bear Workshop, and experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip website .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Anaheim sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Shop till you drop at The Grove and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip builder .

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In February, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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