11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Orlando
Fly:  7​h
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Orlando

2
days
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 18th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip maker app .

Orlando to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in July, with highs in San Diego at 76°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

1
day
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by The Cheese Shop and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 68°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Trails Wildlife Parks
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Wawona Meadow, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Botanical Garden. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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