13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Washburn Point, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles route app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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