12 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
San Diego
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online visit planner.

Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Half Dome.

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Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego — 2 nights

America's Finest City

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Disneyland Park. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.