10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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Train to Brussels, Fly to San Diego
San Diego
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Maastricht


San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then walk around Balboa Park.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maastricht in May, with highs in San Diego at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Sun), look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and finally get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then trek along Panorama Trail. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes road trip planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

California travel guide

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.