16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Quebec
Fly:  12​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Quebec City, Quebec

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 museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Quebec City, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Quebec City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Quebec City in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary 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. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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