16 days in Los Angeles, Santa Maria & San Francisco Itinerary

16 days in Los Angeles, Santa Maria & San Francisco Itinerary

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Drive to Akureyri Airport, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner.

Saudarkrokur, Iceland to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Saudarkrokur to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Saudarkrokur in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): do a tasting at Kenneth Volk Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, and finally trek along Los Flores Ranch Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Maria road trip planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Maria by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, Santa Maria is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip maker.

Drive from Santa Maria to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Maria in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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