12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Cairo

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Los Angeles is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Cairo to Los Angeles. Traveling from Cairo in December, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip tool .

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, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Lombard Street, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip app .

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 taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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