10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker .

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally shop like a local with Union Square.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning app .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
Get outdoors at Panorama Trail and Sentinel Dome. Do your shopping at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker site .

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 flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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