11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel site.

Pittsburgh to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, discover the magic at Disneyland Park, and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney. Keep things going the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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