16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Bogota
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Bogota

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel site .

Bogota, Colombia to Los Angeles is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Huntington Beach.

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Theme Parks Historic Sites

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Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
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 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Huntington Beach.

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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

2
days
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
On the 18th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Balboa Island and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Huntington Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Huntington Beach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crystal Cove
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 20th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then get to know the fascinating history of State Street.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Huntington Beach - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

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Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, then make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, and then explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel vacation website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in July: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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hours
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
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Getting from Carmel to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. July in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toSan Francisco.

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Outdoors Parks Tours
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4
days
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

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Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

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