17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip site.

Newport News to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newport News in November; daily highs in San Diego reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Taft Point, &more).

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes road trip planning app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get cooler in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 54°F and lows about 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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