15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: St. John's
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 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
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: St. John's

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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Marketfor plenty of shopping. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning website .

St. John's, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 4 hours. In October, San Diego is much warmer than St. John's - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) 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 ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Petaluma Seed Bank. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega and see Bodega Dunes, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Union Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Petaluma Seed Bank, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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