15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
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 Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker tool

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, expect San Diego to be warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disney California Adventure Park. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary builder site

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Anaheim sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal CityWalk as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Museum-lovers will get to explore Petersen Automotive Museum and California Science Center. Visiting Santa Monica Bay and Placerita Canyon Nature Center will get you outdoors. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Placerita Canyon Nature Center, Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asilomar State Beach as well as Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel journey website

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip itinerary planner

Monterey is very close to Carmel. In January, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Thu), wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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