15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Austin

2
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.
Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip app .

Austin to San Diego is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Austin to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Austin in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Get outdoors at Panorama Trail and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, hike along Lembert Dome, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker tool .

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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Battery Spencer, Oakland Museum of California
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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