12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  5 h
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, thenhead off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Kids will enjoy Badger Pass Ski Area and Glacier Point. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and hike along North Dome.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center and catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim takes 14.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Anaheim at 75°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then stroll around Balboa Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in March, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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