Lufthansa flies to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Munich. California is a two-leg flight from airports in Central and Eastern Europe, but there are so many route variations the flights should always be convenient. Domestic flights can make sense in such a large state, but a great travel highlight is to explore in a car on the open roads.
Climate & seasons
There are huge contrasts in weather here. Los Angeles and the Southern California beaches are amazing in winter. But elsewhere in California you’ll be seeing Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in mist and wide open ski pistes. In general, travel between April and October and you should enjoy good weather in all California’s destinations.
Where to go
Get your fix of big, vibrant city life in Los Angeles, especially in the iconic celebrity hangout of Beverly Hills or on the beach in Malibu and Santa Monica. Escape to tranquillity and wine tasting in Napa Valley. Experience old and new in San Francisco, explore fantastic national parks like Yosemite, overlook the Pacific from Big Sur, and this is just the start of what’s possible.
What to do
Surf a left-hand break onto a quiet sandy beach, then grab coffee at a bustling streetside cafe, before driving a magnificent cliffside road into a vibrant metropolis. Dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant, explore a funky neighbourhood then escape into nature for some active evening fun. Just one day in California. You can do a million different things here and you’ll also discover the freshly hyped innovations yet to reach Europe.