20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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

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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.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Genoa, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Genoa to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Taft Point, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Earthquake Fault.

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Fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Mammoth Lakes is colder at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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