10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Pasadena
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Berkeley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Stanford
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
nights
Pasadena

Pasadena ©
Known as the "City of Roses," Pasadena hosts the annual Rose Bowl parade and football game.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Gabriel Archangel, then cruise along Mt Baldy Road, and then trek along Devil's Punchbowl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church, contemplate the long history of William S. Hart Museum & Ranch, and then admire the masterpieces at Pacific Asia Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pasadena holiday maker website .

Austin to Pasadena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to Pasadena. In June, Pasadena is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Pasadena

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, Mission San Gabriel Archangel, Mt Baldy Road, William S. Hart Museum & Ranch
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William S. Hart Museum & Ranch ©
William S. Hart Museum & Ranch
Pacific Asia Museum ©
Pacific Asia Museum
Mission San Gabriel Archangel ©
Mission San Gabriel Archangel

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Thu), trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then get great views at Valley View, then stroll through Four Mile Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Pasadena to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Pasadena in June, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

1
day
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monterey journey planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. You will leave for Berkeley on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Berkeley

Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. University of California, Berkeley has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, do a tasting at Baldacci Family Vineyards, then examine the collection at Western Railway Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at University of California, Berkeley.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Berkeley trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Berkeley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Berkeley to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berkeley

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Napa, Riverfront Regional Park, Bodega Dunes, Western Railway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Riverfront Regional Park ©
Riverfront Regional Park

3
nights
Stanford

Stanford ©
Stanford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Clara County, California, United States and is the home of Stanford University. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach and Pigeon Point Beach. Visiting Bean Hollow State Beach and Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Stanford side-trips: Skyline to the Sea Trail (in Saratoga), Pescadero (Arcangeli Grocery Company & Swanton Berry Farm) and Portola Redwoods State Park (in La Honda). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at El Corte De Madera, stroll through Wunderlich County Park, and get some jogging in at Huddart Park/Skyline Loop.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stanford trip planning site .

You can drive from Berkeley to Stanford in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Stanford can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pescadero, Woodside, Skyline to the Sea Trail, Portola Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Portola Redwoods State Park ©
Portola Redwoods State Park
Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve ©
Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
Bean Hollow State Beach ©
Bean Hollow State Beach

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