10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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 18th (Mon): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in March; daily highs in San Diego reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Amoeba Music, browse the different shops at The Grove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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.
Visiting Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and North Dome will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation planner .

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, bus, and taxi. In March, Yosemite National Park is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 13°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Civic Center, get curious at Exploratorium, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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