11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Terrace
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Terrace

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Book Passage, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder .

Terrace, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Terrace in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. On your second day here, get great views at Washburn Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

You can 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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