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
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rutherford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 11th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and then trek along Four Mile Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rutherford.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

2
nights
Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, and finally make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rutherford itinerary website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Rutherford in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Rutherford at 81°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Rutherford

#Tours, #Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Wine Tours & Tastings, Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma Barracks
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Chinatown, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rutherford to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rutherford in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SoMa ©
SoMa

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