10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 4 nights


Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sentinel Dome as well as Tuolumne Meadows. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows and then trek along May Lake Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Peoria to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Peoria in July, with lows around 46°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Placerville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature


— 2 nights
Placerville is the county seat of El Dorado County, California. You've now added Beyond Limits Adventures to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by Old Town Auburn. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Boeger Winery and then let the river carry you with Beyond Limits Adventures.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Placerville vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Placerville. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Placerville is much warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Placerville

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fisherman's Wharf as well as Golden Gate Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route site.

Getting from Placerville to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Placerville in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

California travel guide

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.