10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Singapore

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

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

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Simeon tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much hotter days in San Simeon, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Piedras Blancas Light Station
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from San Simeon to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bridalveil Fall and Glacier Point. Step off the beaten path and head to Bodie State Historic Park and Tunnel View. Change things up with a short trip to Mono Lake County Park in Lee Vining (about 48 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip website .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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