10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco planner.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In September, San Francisco is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In September in Monterey, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Half Dome. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and trek along Lembert Dome.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park holiday maker tool.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, San Simeon is slightly colder at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route website.

You can drive from San Simeon to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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