16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Half Moon Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Redwood City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pescadero
— 3 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Oslo

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San Francisco

— 5 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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, walk around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Oslo, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Oslo to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Half Moon Bay

— 3 nights
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Half Moon Bay is known for beaches, trails, and golf. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve, kick back and relax at Pescadero State Beach, make a trip to Pillar Point Harbor, and admire the majestic nature at Gray Whale Cove State Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Half Moon Bay road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get slightly colder in Half Moon Bay: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Redwood City.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Redwood City

— 3 nights
Redwood City is a city on the San Francisco Peninsula in Northern California's Bay Area, approximately south of San Francisco, and northwest of San Jose. Explore Redwood City's surroundings by going to Cuesta Park (in Mountain View) and Hayward (Hayward Japanese Gardens & Sulphur Creek Nature Center). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, stroll through Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, explore and take pictures at Peninsula, and wander the streets of Stanford Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Redwood City trip itinerary tool.

Redwood City is just a short distance from Half Moon Bay. Traveling from Half Moon Bay in April, you will find days in Redwood City are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pescadero.

Things to do in Redwood City

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pescadero

— 3 nights
Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pescadero: Davenport (Swanton Berry Farm & Davenport Landing Beach). The adventure continues: hike along Skyline to the Sea Trail, relax in the rural setting at Swanton Berry Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Butano State Park, and kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pescadero online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Redwood City to Pescadero in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pescadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.