18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta
Fly:  23 h
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Jakarta

7
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Downtown LA Walking Tours, Grand Central Market, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Disney California Adventure Park) and Malibu Pier (in Malibu). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Los Angeles is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to Los Angeles. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Anaheim, Pismo Pier, Santa Monica Bay, Rodeo Drive, Desert Hills Premium Outlets
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pismo Beach, with lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Shopping

Side Trip

Alapay Cellars
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Alapay Cellars ©
Alapay Cellars

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Before you visit Monterey, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Pismo Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

AiX, Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza & Sonoma Coast State Beach) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Sonoma, Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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