11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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 6th (Wed): take a stroll through Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Toronto, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In March, San Francisco is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

5
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.
Head to Montana Avenue and Hammer Museumfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, look for gifts at Craft & Folk Art Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 27°C and 14°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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