15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  25​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Jeddah to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in January: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, walk around Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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 SeaWorld San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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