16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner.

Birmingham, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

3
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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 20th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, catch a live event at Oracle Park, and don't miss a visit to Book Passage.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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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, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time 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.