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 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

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. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Paris in November, with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder tool .

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, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off 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: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough 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. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online vacation planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough 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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