13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

13 days in California Itinerary

Rimini
Fly:  28​h
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
Rimini

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 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Rimini, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rimini in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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

4
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.
Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip generator.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

Similar Plans

14 days in California BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in California BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM ROMANIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in California BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in New York City, Florida & California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in California BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in California & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM BELGIUM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans