18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Flightdeck Simulation Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

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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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 to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, Badger Pass Ski Area, &more).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes vacation builder site.

Fly from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Mammoth Lakes reach 7°C and lows reach -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, walk around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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