10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Diego
Drive
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip app.

Dallas to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Diego. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in San Diego at 77°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, get great views at Washburn Point, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect much colder with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.