10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary builder

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Half Moon Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
Fly
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Malibu
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Laguna Beach
Drive
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Dana Point
— 1 night
Drive
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Solana Beach
— 1 night
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San Diego
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. On your second day here, hike along Nevada Falls Loop and then get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Boston to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Boston in June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally examine the collection at Musee Mecanique. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online attractions planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Half Moon Bay

— 1 night
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Half Moon Bay trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Half Moon Bay hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 51°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Partington Cove and then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

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Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Half Moon Bay in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Malibu.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Malibu visit planning website.

You can fly from Big Sur to Malibu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malibu, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Museums · Parks · Nature

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Sat), shop like a local with Two Rodeo Drive.

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Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. You'll set off for Laguna Beach on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Heisler Park and then walk around Crescent Bay Point Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Laguna Beach route maker website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dana Point.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks

Dana Point

— 1 night
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. Before you visit Dana Point, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dana Point is just a short distance from Laguna Beach. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Solana Beach.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Solana Beach

— 1 night
Solana Beach is a coastal city in San Diego County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hike along Annie's Canyon Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Solana Beach online itinerary builder.

Drive from Dana Point to Solana Beach in an hour. Traveling from Dana Point in June, expect nights in Solana Beach to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Solana Beach

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation maker.

San Diego is very close to Solana Beach. In June, daytime highs in San Diego are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.