10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 4 nights


Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along North Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.