11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Chicago

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California Academy of Sciences as well as Lombard Street. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner .

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planning tool .

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coronado Beach. Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, stroll around La Jolla Cove, and learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online travel route planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

Similar Plans

12 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco BY A USER FROM CROATIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans