11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Florence
Fly:  17 h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Florence

3
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

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

Florence, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, stroll through Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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