11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park & McWay Falls). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Monterey Bay, examine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and stop by AiX.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary builder site.

Phoenix to Monterey is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Monterey is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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El Capitan
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Must see
Glacier Point
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Sentinel Dome
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Specialty Museum
Musee Mecanique
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