15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Moss Landing
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planning site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Moss Landing.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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Moss Landing

Moss Landing ©
Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Shakespeare Society of America, then identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Moss Landing State Beach. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salinas River State Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moss Landing tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Moss Landing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Moss Landing to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Moss Landing

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moss Landing State Beach ©
Moss Landing State Beach

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

Start your trip to Napa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Moss Landing to Napa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Safari West
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Safari West ©
Safari West
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco route planner.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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