16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, have fun at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego route builder website.

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 August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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.