15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner
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Burlingame
— 4 nights
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Half Moon Bay
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Burlingame — 4 nights

Burlingame is a city in San Mateo County, California. Kids will appreciate attractions like iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Union City and Pacifica State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cantor Arts Center (in Palo Alto) and Fremont (Ardenwood Historic Farm, Coyote Hills Regional Park, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiller Aviation Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The San Mateo Japanese Garden, identify plant and animal life at Shorebird Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Burlingame trip itinerary maker website.

Seattle to Burlingame is an approximately 13-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in Burlingame reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Half Moon Bay.
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Half Moon Bay — 1 night

Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pescadero State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Berry Creek Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay State Beach, hike along Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Half Moon Bay Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Miramar Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Half Moon Bay visit planning website.

Half Moon Bay is just a stone's throw from Burlingame. Traveling from Burlingame in March, things will get little chillier in Half Moon Bay: highs are around 59°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 4 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Bring the kids along to Point Lobos and 17-Mile Drive. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Half Moon Bay to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. When in Anaheim, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Newport Beach, approximately Newport Beach away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers, and let the kids burn off some steam at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Anaheim in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Anaheim is somewhat warmer than Monterey - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 5th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in April: highs in San Diego hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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