24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Leoness Cellars. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Oceanside) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, deepen your understanding at Torrey Pines Gliderport, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach, and appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip website.

Muscat, Oman to San Diego is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to San Diego, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Muscat in June: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Hollywood Walk of Fame and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Manhattan Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Step out of Los Angeles to go to San Juan Capistrano and see Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 6 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Half Dome. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Mariposa Grove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Vernal Fall, &more). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, take some stellar pictures from Eleven53 Interpretive Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Willy's Hot Springs, and hike along Crystal Lake trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes planning tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Francis Ford Coppola Winery (in Geyserville), Balloon Rides (in Napa) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, stroll through Natural Bridges State Beach, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.