20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Paris

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of Union Square.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, admire all the interesting features of Half Dome, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes road trip website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel website .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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