15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Philadelphia

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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online vacation maker .

Philadelphia to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in February, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

You can 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, Los Angeles is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in February, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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