10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Detroit
Fly:  7 h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Detroit

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Zoo. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning tool.

Detroit to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Detroit to San Diego. In August, daytime highs in San Diego are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
day
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 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, thenget a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and then appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Grove ©
The Grove
Guitar Center ©
Guitar Center

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.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, thentrek along Panorama Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thenlook for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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