10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Union Square, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online visit planner .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 18th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. June in Carmel sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Taft Point and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

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You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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 22nd (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and finally stop by Amoeba Music.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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