10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Detroit to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Detroit in May since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

California travel guide

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.