15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Rutherford
— 1 night
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
San Diego
— 3 nights

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Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rutherford day trip planner.

London, UK to Rutherford is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rutherford is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Rutherford hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Rutherford to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rutherford in August: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and hike along May Lake Trailhead.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Head to Montana Avenue and Hauser & Wirthfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Spanish Village Art Center, thensee the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Children's Pool, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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