16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Sonoma Coast State Beach and Baker Beach. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and stroll through China Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning app.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Four Mile Trail, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
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.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, watch a film at California Science Center, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles route website.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. On your second day here, stroll through Children's Pool and then stroll around La Jolla Cove.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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