10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip app.

Chennai, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Chennai to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then shop like a local with The Grove, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.