15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

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

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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 to go to Bear Valley and see Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary 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. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
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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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

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