19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner

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

— 4 nights

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 (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums

Mammoth Lakes

— 5 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Taft Point, &more).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes visit planner.

Fly from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much colder evenings in Mammoth Lakes when traveling from San Diego in August, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.