16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Anaheim
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Curitiba

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

Curitiba, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Curitiba to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Curitiba in December: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Carmel River State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey online holiday builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Monterey, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Bixby Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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.
Get outdoors at San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Kids will enjoy La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning app .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in December since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

6
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get outdoors at Oak Canyon Nature Center and Huntington Dog Beach. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Crystal Cove will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Have a day of magic on the 1st (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral, stop by Build-A-Bear Workshop, and view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove, Huntington Dog Beach, Knott's Berry Farm, Newport Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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