10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

few
hours
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 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego holiday builder tool .

Dallas to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In July, San Diego is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of 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 next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf 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.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip site .

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 your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Golden Gate Bridge. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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