11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with Trident Divers, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego journey builder tool.

Charlotte to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to San Diego. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Ace It Bike Tours. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg) and Sonoma Canopy Tours (in Occidental). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, stop by SoMa, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stephen & Walker Winery, Ace It Bike Tours, Sonoma Canopy Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Sonoma Canopy Tours ©
Sonoma Canopy Tours
Ace It Bike Tours ©
Ace It Bike Tours

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, cruise along Tioga Pass, and get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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