14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Book Passage, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online journey planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in September, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 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 September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

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
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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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