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
— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then trek along Four Mile Trail, and then make a trip to Washburn Point.

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

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beverly Hills Tours, Disneyland Park and Hollywood Sign. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Start your trip to Los Angeles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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 bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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