14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Healdsburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

Dallas to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey 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. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
day
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: high temperatures in Healdsburg hover around 79°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route planner .

Drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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