15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip website.

Lisbon, Portugal to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · 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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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, hike along Lembert Dome, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then get interesting insight from Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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 14th (Mon), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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