18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 3 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: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder app.

Orlando to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in July; daily highs in San Diego reach 77°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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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: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument, trek along Earthquake Fault, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Mammoth Lakes is much colder at night with lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see McWay Falls in Big Sur, approximately Big Sur away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and kick back and relax at Breakwater.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip builder app.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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