16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 4 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, Badger Pass Ski Area, &more).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Mammoth Lakes is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online attractions planner.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.