16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, have fun at Balboa Park, and stroll around Ellen Browning Scripps Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning site.

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a tailor-made plan with Glitterati Tours, and stroll around Beverly Gardens Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.