16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dublin

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 16th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Pothole Dome.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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