16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Brussels
train + Fly:  16​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Brussels

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

3
days
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, have fun at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego vacation builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum

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