14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Charlotte

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 list of things to see and do now includes Downtown LA Walking Tours, Hollyridge Trail, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and other attractions. On the 4th (Sat), squeeze the most out of the city with Downtown LA Walking Tours, then trek along Hollyridge Trail, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip planner.

Charlotte to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 7th (Tue), catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On the next day, try out the rides at Downtown Disney and then make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary website.

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In April, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego visit planning website.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in April, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Exploratorium, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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