11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: George Town, Grand Cayman
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: George Town, Grand Cayman

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker .

George Town, Cayman Islands to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. While traveling from George Town, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Head to Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by Edelweiss Chocolate Factory, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shambala Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Edelweiss Chocolate Factory, Manhattan Beach, Shambala Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Edelweiss Chocolate Factory ©
Edelweiss Chocolate Factory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): have fun at Petco Park and then browse the different shops at Seaport Village. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Art Beat on Main Street and then hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Art Beat on Main Street
Highlights from your plan
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Art Beat on Main Street ©
Art Beat on Main Street

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