15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Glasgow

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Glasgow to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in May: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 24°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Merced Grove, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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