13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Bloomington
Drive:  50​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  34​h 30​min
End: Bloomington

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood & Highland, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Bloomington to Los Angeles is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Bloomington in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 56°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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.
You've added Taft Point, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tunnel View, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and finally explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

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. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island State Park. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

Discover how to plan a Redwood National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get a bit cooler in Redwood National Park: highs are around 60°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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