15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  40​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  41​h
End: Orlando, Florida

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker .

Orlando to San Diego is an approximately 40-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to San Diego. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 79°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Helena holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in September since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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