16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bodega Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Visalia
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Irvine
— 2 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and wander the streets of Union Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. In December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Bodega Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

Bodega Bay

— 2 nights
Bodega Bay is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County, California, United States. Bodega Bay is known for nature, beaches, and golf. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hagemann Ranch Trout Fishing, indulge in some personalized pampering at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, and stop by Mr. Trombly's Teashop and Table.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bodega Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Bodega Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bodega Bay, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Bodega Bay

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Visalia

— 2 nights
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and then have fun and explore at ImagineU Children's Museum. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Generals Hwy, then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Visalia road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bodega Bay to Visalia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Visalia sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Visalia

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

San Luis Obispo

— 4 nights
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Luis Obispo: Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria), Anglim Winery (in Paso Robles) and Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Central Coast Food and Wine Tours, enjoy the sea views from Point San Luis Lighthouse, stroll through Monarch Butterfly Grove, and grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo trip app.

Getting from Visalia to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Visalia in December, expect San Luis Obispo to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Irvine.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Irvine

— 2 nights
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery and then admire the landmark architecture of Mission Inn Museum. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Drizzle Art Studios and then walk around Heisler Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Irvine trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Irvine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Luis Obispo in December since evenings lows in Irvine dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Irvine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.