15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  18​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Paris

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Paris, France to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Paris in November since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 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 November, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

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

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