17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
Santa Ynez
— 2 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
Big Bear Lake
— 2 nights
6
Anaheim
— 3 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, Full House House, Ghirardelli Square, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Sea Lion Center. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker app.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Guayaquil in February, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Battery Spencer, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day by day itinerary now includes Carmel Plaza, Del Monte Shopping Center and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then look for gifts at Del Monte Shopping Center.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip website.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Santa Ynez.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Del Monte Shopping Center ©
Del Monte Shopping Center

2
nights
Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez ©
Santa Ynez is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California.The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities of the Santa Ynez Valley. Your day by day itinerary now includes Solvang Antiques, Sun Buggy & ATV Fun Rentals - Pismo Beach and Stearns Wharf.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Ynez trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Carmel to Santa Ynez in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Ynez when traveling from Carmel in February, with lows around 4°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Ynez

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Stearns Wharf, Solvang Antiques, Sun Buggy & ATV Fun Rentals - Pismo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Solvang Antiques ©
Solvang Antiques
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Malibu Pier, The Outlets at Orange and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Attractions like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Los Angeles trip simple and quick.

Getting from Santa Ynez to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Ynez in February, with lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Outlets at Orange, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Malibu Pier, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Bear Mountain has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Big Bear Lake. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Snow Summit.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Big Bear Lake road trip website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Big Bear Lake in 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect Big Bear Lake to be cooler, temps between 10°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Big Bear Region
Highlights from your plan
Snow Summit ©
Snow Summit
Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake
Bear Mountain ©
Bear Mountain

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Disney California Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bear Lake to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Bear Lake in February; daily highs in Anaheim reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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