11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Guangzhou

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

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Guangzhou, China to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Guangzhou to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guangzhou in June, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

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 bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Bronson Caves ©
Bronson Caves
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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