17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
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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, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Village, Glacier Point, &more).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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