24 days in San Francisco, Redding & Los Angeles Itinerary

24 days in San Francisco, Redding & Los Angeles Itinerary

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24 days in San Francisco, Redding & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Redding
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Walking tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (C.Donatiello Winery & St. John the Baptist Catholic Church), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Effie Yeaw Nature Center (in Carmichael). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, explore the striking landscape of Presidio of San Francisco, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Zurich to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Redding.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Marin Headlands, California State Railroad Museum, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Beer Tastings & Tours
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

7
nights
Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sundial Bridge and Lema Ranch. Change things up with these side-trips from Redding: Lassen Volcanic National Park (Cold Boiling Lake, Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, & more) and Old Station (Hat Creek Rim Overlook & Subway Cave). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Clover Creek Preserve Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swasey Recreation Area, and walk around Benton Dog Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Redding vacation builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Redding in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in March since evenings lows in Redding dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Old Station
Highlights from your plan
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center ©
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Sundial Bridge ©
Sundial Bridge
Lema Ranch ©
Lema Ranch

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Laguna Beach (Heisler Park & Crystal Cove) and Palm Springs (Palm Springs Dog Park, Palm Springs Art Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Broad, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Redding to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redding in March: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

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