10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll around Civic Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Pittsburgh to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to San Francisco. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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 Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
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 29th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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