15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation planning website .

Cardiff, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in August, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
On the 18th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to St. Helena by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in August since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from St. Helena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip website .

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 taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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