16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Playa Del Rey Beach. Head to Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Third Street Promenade about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego visit planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary website.

Fly from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect Carmel to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Do your shopping at Oxbow Public Market and Mumm Napa. Dedicate the 6th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or fly. When traveling from Carmel in May, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get into the urban bustle at Civic Center, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from St. Helena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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