14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, get curious at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, browse the different shops at The Grove, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder .

You can 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. Expect much hotter evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
On the 21st (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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