15 days in California, Michigan & Scotland Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
San Diego
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Cairo


San Francisco — 3 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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route builder tool.

Cairo, Egypt to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Cairo to San Francisco. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
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San Diego — 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Detroit.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Nature
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Detroit — 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll around Kellogg Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenfield Village, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally visit Campus Martius Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Detroit tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Detroit takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Detroit is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in January, with highs in Detroit at 0°C and lows at -8°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Scotland.
Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Scotland — 1 night

Scotland, in St. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Point Lookout Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lookout State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Point Lookout Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Scotland route website.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Scotland takes 10 hours. In January, Scotland is somewhat warmer than Detroit - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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California travel guide

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.

Michigan travel guide

Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.