13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Exeter
train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
Exeter

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at China Beach and Baker Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Exeter, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glacier Point. On the 3rd (Mon), stroll through Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then trek along Wawona Meadow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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 appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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