15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 5 nights


San Diego — 2 nights

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 23rd (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

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London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Los Angeles — 3 nights

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 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
On the 30th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.