15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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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.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco is minus 12 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

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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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 a bit cooler, around 30°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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