13 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Jose
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Chinatown, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

In March in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Los Angeles — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Jose.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

San Jose — 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Rose Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Center for Spiritual Enlightenment.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in San Jose at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

San Francisco — 1 night

City by the Bay

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Crissy Field, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
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