11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market. On the next day, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stop by Amoeba Music.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Montreal, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get great views at Washburn Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary site .

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 August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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