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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. 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 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles (about 1 hour away). Have a day of magic on the 6th (Mon) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Wed) at Disney California Adventure Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online day trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Anaheim are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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 9th (Thu): stroll through Children's Pool and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip site .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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