15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  14​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Manchester

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to The Exploratorium and Muir Woods National Monument. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Union Square, stop by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panorama Trail and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour 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 July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (8°C). You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Do your shopping at The Grove and Melrose Trading Post. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: stop by Amoeba Music and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 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, plan for much warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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