16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Barcelona

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Barcelona, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes vacation builder site .

Fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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