15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Tahoe City
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SeaWorld San Diego and Balboa Park. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego route maker app.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. August in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip
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Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

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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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then kick your exploration up a notch at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and colder nights in Tahoe City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
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Hiking Trail
Tuolumne Meadows
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Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9

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