15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

3
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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online attractions planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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