16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 day
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Temecula
— 2 nights
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Pala
— 1 night
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Dana Point
— 2 nights
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Santa Clarita
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning website.

Austin to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in February, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Temecula.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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Temecula

Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then wander the streets of Old Town Temecula. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Wilson Creek Winery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Tom's Farms.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Temecula trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Temecula in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Temecula when traveling from San Diego in February, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pala.

Things to do in Temecula

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Wilson Creek Winery ©
Wilson Creek Winery

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Pala

Pala ©
Pala is a small, mostly Native American, community located in the Pala Indian Reservation, located within San Diego County, California near Fallbrook. Oceanview Mines has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), make a trip to Oceanview Mines, try your luck at Valley View Casino & Hotel, and then try your luck at Harrah's Resort Southern California.

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

Pala is very close to Temecula. February in Pala sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dana Point.

Things to do in Pala

Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Valley View Casino & Hotel ©
Valley View Casino & Hotel
Harrah's Resort Southern California ©
Harrah's Resort Southern California
Oceanview Mines ©
Oceanview Mines

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Dana Point

Dana Point ©
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. On the 12th (Tue), walk around Heisler Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove, and then browse the different shops at The Shops At Mission Viejo. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along San Clemente Pier, then take a stroll through Carlsbad Village, and finally stop by San Clemente Wine Company.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dana Point online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Pala to Dana Point takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pala in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dana Point, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Clarita.

Things to do in Dana Point

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Carlsbad Village ©
Carlsbad Village

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Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita ©
Santa Clarita, officially the City of Santa Clarita, is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County, California, and the 24th largest in the state of California. You've now added Six Flags Magic Mountain to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains and then revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Clarita day trip app.

You can drive from Dana Point to Santa Clarita in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Santa Clarita sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Clarita

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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Los Angeles

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.
On the 16th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

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You can drive from Santa Clarita to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey Bay Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally stop by The Cheese Shop. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Caraccioli Cellars.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get little chillier in Monterey: highs are around 63°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In February in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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