11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Will Rogers State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Montana Avenue about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder .

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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 in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ghirardelli Square and Baker Beach. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take in the exciting artwork at Eden Fine Art, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get into the urban bustle at Civic Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday app .

You can 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. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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