11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
9
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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

Glasgow, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
The Grove ©
The Grove

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West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sierra Towers, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, then take a stroll through Robertson Boulevard, and finally stop by Fred Segal.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the West Hollywood day trip planner.

West Hollywood is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in West Hollywood, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal
Sierra Towers ©
Sierra Towers

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planner.

Santa Monica is very close to West Hollywood. In October in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

Start your trip to Anaheim by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and train. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour builder.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hike along Partington Cove, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur vacation builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Big Sur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in October, with highs in Big Sur at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Monterey in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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