13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 30​min
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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Mingei International Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary builder .

Manchester, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Diego is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, you will find days in San Diego are much warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planning site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. November in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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