12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Bologna
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Bologna

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary builder.

Bologna, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bologna to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bologna in September, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then hike along Wawona Meadow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): cruise along Tioga Pass and then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows

3
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

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