15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

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

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Bergamot Station. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Royal Palms State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: stroll through Will Rogers State Beach and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Bergamot Station, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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