11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary site .

Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in November, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 26th (Tue), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then hike along Mariposa Grove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wawona travel planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, Wawona is a bit cooler at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Convict Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument, and stroll through Mammoth Mountain.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes itinerary planner .

Getting from Wawona to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Wawona in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 54°F, while nights are colder with lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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