13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  15​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

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Zurich, Switzerland to San Diego is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to San Diego. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect San Diego to be much hotter, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

3
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. February in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
On the 20th (Wed), stroll through Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive 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
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

4
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, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are warmer (10°C). On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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