10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Mon), wander the streets of Twin Peaks. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
Visiting Panorama Trail and Nevada Falls Loop will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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 22nd (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

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 bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego attractions planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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