17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Las Vegas

2
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, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online itinerary builder .

Las Vegas to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online travel planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip app .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): do a tasting at Ferrari-Carano Winery, learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

Plan my day in Healdsburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Healdsburg, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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