12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Francisco. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Exploratorium ©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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night
San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, then trek along Los Gatos Creek Trail, and then stroll around Martial Cottle Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Jose online tour builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In November, daytime highs in San Jose are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Los Angeles

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.
On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Jose to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in November, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 76°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Montana Avenue ©
Neighborhood
Montana Avenue
4.2
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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night
Long Beach

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, then test your team's savvy at Planet Escape Room, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally kick back and relax at Huntington Dog Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Long Beach travel website.

Long Beach is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In November, daytime highs in Long Beach are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Long Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Planet Escape Room ©
Room Escape Game
Planet Escape Room
4.9

1
night
Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then test your problem-solving skills at Red Lantern Escape Rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
Red Lantern Escape Rooms ©
Room Escape Game
Red Lantern Escape Rooms
4.8

2
nights
San Diego

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.
On the 19th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Balboa Park ©
Playground
Balboa Park
4.8
USS Midway Museum ©
Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): trek along Stevens Trail, then stop by Andy's Candy Apothecary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at William Land Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sacramento trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Diego to Sacramento in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Sacramento at 65°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Andy's Candy Apothecary ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Andy's Candy Apothecary
4.9

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Sacramento, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Sentinel Dome ©
Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9
Taft Point ©
Must see
Taft Point
4.9

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