14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Detroit

3
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fairytale Town and Sacramento Zoo. Step out of Sacramento with an excursion to Northstar California in Truckee--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitol Park, admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Carnegie Library Historical Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Sacramento day trip app .

Detroit to Sacramento is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Sacramento, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Detroit in March, plan for much hotter days in Sacramento, with highs around 69°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Carnegie Library Historical Museum, Northstar California
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Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo
Fairytale Town ©
Fairytale Town
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grace Cathedral as well as Children's Creativity Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Japanese Tea Garden. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco planner.

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Children's Creativity Museum ©
Children's Creativity Museum

3
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Standard Downtown, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, The Grove, and other attractions. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Mission Beach Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego journey maker tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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