12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Los Angeles is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery, stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally contemplate the long history of Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, then take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from San Diego, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

California travel guide

4.1
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.