17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Riyadh in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are cooler (-12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip tool.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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