10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Lombard Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, walk around Mariposa Grove, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 24th (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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