11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
San Diego
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, visit Chinatown, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

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Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and finally get great views at Valley View. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabrillo National Monument.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 29th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
Side Trips

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.