11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planning tool .

Cleveland to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, hike along Lembert Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
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 23rd (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip maker .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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