15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Zurich

5
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to San Francisco. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
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 Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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