15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly:  19​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Verona

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online holiday planner .

Verona, Italy to San Diego is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Verona in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

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

3
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, get great views at Valley View, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through SoMa, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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