18 days in San Francisco, Calistoga & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in San Francisco, Calistoga & Los Angeles Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 8 nights
2
Calistoga
— 2 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lands End and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will get to explore Walt Disney Family Museum and Cantor Arts Center. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at USS Hornet Museum, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and walk around Presidio of San Francisco.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Valletta, Malta to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Valletta to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Moss Landing, Computer History Museum, Ano Nuevo State Reserve, USS Hornet Museum, Filoli
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Teresa of Avila Church, then hike along Tomales Point Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomales Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in Calistoga are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore, Fishing Charters & Tours, St. Teresa of Avila Church
Highlights from your plan
Tomales Bay State Park ©
Tomales Bay State Park
Tomales Point Trail
Tomales Point Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Venice Canals Walkway and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Popular historic sites such as Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel and Watts Towers are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach), Santa Ana (Bowers Museum & Lyon Air Museum) and The Point Vicente Interpretive Center (in Rancho Palos Verdes). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, immerse yourself in nature at California Citrus State Historic Park, see the interesting displays at Torrance Art Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Otis College of Art and Design Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Calistoga to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Calistoga in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Riverside, Santa Ana, Rancho Palos Verdes, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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