15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + subway:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and RocketBoat. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles (about 1 hour away).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim holiday website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Anaheim hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Children's Pool make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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