12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Wuhan
Fly:  21​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Wuhan

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

Wuhan, China to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Wuhan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, look for gifts at Studio City Farmers Market, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey maker website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Los Angeles is much hotter at night with lows of 22°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Fred Segal
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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