15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Kuwait City

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planning app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and subway. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in September, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary site .

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Healdsburg hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and trek along Panorama Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Healdsburg in September, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 27°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online vacation maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel route tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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