10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

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 4th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip app .

Pittsburgh to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally trek along Panorama Trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) 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
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip app .

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 July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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