15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Diego. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at Travel Town, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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