11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
8
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip app.

Fort Lauderdale to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect San Diego to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

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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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Anaheim hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip builder tool.

You can drive from Anaheim to Big Sur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, Big Sur is a bit cooler than Anaheim - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 16th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip website.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 17th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip website.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, thencontemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planner.

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Redwood National Park, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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