12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Vaxjo
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Vaxjo

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip site .

Vaxjo, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Vaxjo to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 26th (Wed): make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online travel planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Anaheim trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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