11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planning site .

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in February, with highs in San Francisco at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park attractions planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 18°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker website .

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 February, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 71°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time 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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then have fun at Balboa Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February in San Diego, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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