11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Subway + Fly:  7 h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Diego, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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