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
— 3 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online route maker.

Dresden, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dresden to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 Vernal Fall. On the 4th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego

— 3 nights

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 USS Midway Museum. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and see the sky in a new way at Fleet Science Center.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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 appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey builder tool.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. 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 12th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.