16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
End: Exeter

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

Exeter, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

4
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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