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:  8​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: George Town, Grand Cayman

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Children's Pool. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning app .

George Town, Cayman Islands to San Diego is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from George Town in April; daily highs in San Diego reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip site .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Nature Center at Happy Isles and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Anaheim in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): engage your brain at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of San Francisco National Cemetery, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, then get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are much warmer (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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