16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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San Diego

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego online itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in San Diego reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Family-friendly places like Badger Pass Ski Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: trek along Elizabeth Lake, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour itinerary website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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