16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  8​h
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Toronto

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Coronado Island. Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo Safari Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and explore and take pictures at Petco Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary maker app .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Coronado Island
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
days
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Seal Rookery and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Step out of Monterey with an excursion to McWay Falls in Big Sur--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, look for gifts at Del Monte Shopping Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Monterey is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Elephant Seal Rookery
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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