15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Roanoke

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder .

Roanoke to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roanoke in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 34°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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.
Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Have a day of magic on the 7th (Fri) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, experience the excitement of Soarin' Around The World, and get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary maker site .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. June in Anaheim sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego visit website .

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Anaheim in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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