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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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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Brisbane, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Diego. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
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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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Amoeba Music. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at California Science Center, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Badger Pass Ski Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature Center at Happy Isles and El Capitan. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at North Dome and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
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Geologic Formation
North Dome
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Geologic Formation
El Capitan
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Chinatown, and stop by SoMa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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