12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Getty Center and Angelino Heights Historic Area are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles. June in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: hike along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Strawberry Hill. There's much more to do: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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