10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Budapest

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On your second day here, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Union Square, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder site .

Budapest, Hungary to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Budapest in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Carmel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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 29th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online visit planner .

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 April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, shop like a local with Africa and Beyond, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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