16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Anaheim — 1 night

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Adventure City and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anaheim visit planner.

Cincinnati to Anaheim is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.
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Theme Parks

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: stroll around Balboa Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Yosemite National Park — 6 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 Tuolumne Meadows. On the 17th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Cooks Meadow Loop, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Olympic Valley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Five Lakes Creek Trailhead and then cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Olympic Valley trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Olympic Valley is a bit cooler at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.
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Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and admire the striking features of Coit Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from Olympic Valley to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Olympic Valley in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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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