11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. July in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 17th (Wed), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park and then catch some excitement at Star Wars Launch Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Star Wars Launch Bay ©
Star Wars Launch Bay

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, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Ribbon Fall, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Anaheim in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

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
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Tue), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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