16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Panorama Trail, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel website.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.