11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California attractions planner

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

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Dallas to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Dallas in April, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Art District as well as Los Angeles County Museum of Art. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or Hammer Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and stop by Whimsic Alley.

For ratings and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Chinatown has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: visit Fisherman's Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in April, with highs in San Francisco at 22°C and lows at 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.