18 days in San Francisco, Calistoga & Los Angeles Itinerary

18 days in San Francisco, Calistoga & Los Angeles Itinerary

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18 days in San Francisco, Calistoga & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Presidio of San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Shark Fin Cove (in Davenport), Filoli (in Woodside) and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (in Felton). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Lands End, admire the masterpieces at Cantor Arts Center, see the interesting displays at USS Pampanito, and get engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

Valletta, Malta to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Valletta to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In May, San Francisco is little chillier than Valletta - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Moss Landing, Filoli, Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Shark Fin Cove
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Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
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, trek along Tomales Point Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tomales Bay State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Calistoga road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Calistoga, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and The Banning Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Venice Canals Walkway and Riverside National Cemetery. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Rancho Palos Verdes (The Point Vicente Interpretive Center & Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel), Santa Ana (Bowers Museum of Cultural Art & Lyon Air Museum) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Torrance Art Museum, enjoy some diversion at Venice Skatepark, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Calistoga to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Calistoga in May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night 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, Rancho Palos Verdes, Santa Ana, Torrance Art Museum, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

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