16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Anaheim

— 4 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Take a break from Anaheim with a short trip to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, experience the excitement of The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, find something for the whole family at Knott's Berry Farm, and enjoy some diversion at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip maker site.

Denver to Anaheim is an approximately 16-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in June, Anaheim is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

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

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: walk around La Jolla Cove, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, observe the fascinating underwater world at Steinhart Aquarium, have fun and explore at Children's Creativity Museum, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Taft Point. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.