13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Marin Headlands and Alcatraz Island. Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Lands End. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, get great views at Valley View, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crystal Cove and 26-Mile Bike Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, 26-Mile Bike Path, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Coronado Island, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coronado Island, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hike along Big Stump Basin, thenHead underground at Boyden Cavern, thenadmire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and finally trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Boyden Cavern
Boyden Cavern

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