10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Diego. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in February; daily highs in San Diego reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
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.
On the 18th (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Project Survival's Cat Haven and then take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manzanar National Historic Site, Project Survival's Cat Haven
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel site .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
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 24th (Sun): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

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

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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