15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Bristol
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Bristol

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through San Diego Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning tool .

Bristol, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough 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 ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
days
San Francisco

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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