10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 26th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

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New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim road trip website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 46°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
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 2nd (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street. On your second day here, engage your brain at Exploratorium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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